'No.1 Ladies Detective Agency' premiers tonight

2009-08-03 00:00

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, a seven-part series based on Alexander McCall Smith’s books set in Botswana, starts on M-Net tonight at 9.30 pm.

Shot on location in Botswana, the series features R&B singer Jill Scott alongside familiar South African faces, such as Desmond Dube, Tumisho Masha, Brenda Ngxoli and John Kani.

Like the novels, the series chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the cheerful and eminently sensible proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Gaborone.

Precious solves mysteries ranging from missing children to philandering husbands and con-artist scams. She also begins a special friendship with a widowed suitor, JLB Matekoni, the owner of a local garage.

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