The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2009
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Follows Mma Ramotste, a recently bereaved woman, as she sets up the only woman-run Private Detective Agency in Botswana and her attempts to get it off the ground. She gets help from Mma Makutsi, her new secretary, and Mr. JLB Matekoni, the owner and super mechanic of the wonderful Speedy Motors. Mma Ramotste takes on cases, meets many new people who need her help - from a woman who thinks the man who has turned up at her door is not her father, to another lady who has a boyfriend who may or may not be faithful to her.


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Oct 05, 2019

This was so bad I was confused , I kept thinking 'it must improve....'. But no! It is simplistic and cheesy. The others watching with me agreed that it was boring also.

Dec 02, 2018

Oh, no! Is there no hope that the series will be continued on DVD?

Oct 01, 2018

I enjoy watching movies and TV shows from around the world. I am glad to find something set and filmed in Africa (Botswana). I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to everyone. I only wish there were more episodes!

Aug 11, 2017

I highly recommend this series. The characters are all quirky and adorable and each episode has Precious, the main character and lady detective, following two to three cases to their satisfying conclusion. The great bonus with these short stories is the background of setting--in this case Zimbabwe, Africa. It truly gives the viewer the flavor of everyday life in a small rural African village. Absolutely lovely.

Apr 20, 2017

Totally charming. Recommend.

Sep 25, 2016

This mini series is based loosely on the book of the same name. What I liked about it was it was filmed in Botswana so you get a good sense of the place; the vegetation, houses, markets, businesses, etc. It was also interesting to see the people of the country. The series ends inexplicably after episode 7 but gives the impression episode 8 would have tied up all the loose ends. Guess they ran out of money! Viewers will have to read the book to find out what happens. And once you do that, you can go on to read all the rest of the excellent books in the series. Happy reading!

Oct 31, 2015

Even if you have read and loved the books, watch this series. I am heartbroken that they did not continue the program. None of the characters are too good or too evil to seem real, and the views of the countryside make my memories of the books come alive with more color and more desolation that I have imagined.

LPL_ShirleyB May 16, 2015

This is a very amusing performance of the cozy mystery book series by Alexander McCall Smith. It is infused with strong Botswana community pride!

Sep 13, 2014

this is a great movie and every woman should rent it

Jul 13, 2014

My husband and I adored the books and were delighted to find and watch this wonderful series! Family oriented, with a deft, light, humorous touch, and just the right brush with danger that makes detecting and solving the cases so intriguing. Mma Ramstste is fabulous - but the real scene stealer here is Mma Makutski, her side-kick secretary who often likes to remind us and everyone else of her exceptional 97% score at her secretarial school What a hoot to watch her in action... Completely charming series and wish there were more in production. Enjoy - 5 stars all the way!

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