26 March 2009

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

Have you been watching this brilliant show? It is a 6 part series and so far the two I have seen have been worth the wait since the pilot show came on our screens last year. The show as is the film of the same name, is based on the novels by Alexander McCall Smith. I have not read any of his books but if the film and the series is anything to go by he truly captures a certain essence that feels so authentic.

The actors and actresses get a high 5 for language skills. Those accents are remarkable. I just love Jill Scott as an actress. She plays this part so well I cannot imagine anyone else playing Mma Ramotswe. Not forgetting her brilliant assistant Mma Makutsi played by Anika Noni Rose. All the characters are amazing including that little boy who wishes to run errands for a few Pula.

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency comes on Sundays BBC 1 at 9pm. However you can always catch missed episodes on BBC i-player. Please click here for more info on the show.


  1. I'm loving the programme. It really is a gentle watch. Are you watching grow your own drugs on bbc2?

  2. I keep telling myself to watch it but never get to. I might try and watch a repeat on bbc i-player this weekend. as i have heard so much about it

  3. I LOVE this show, it is amazing and a real reflection of the African continent.


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