The next best thing to reading a series of books is indulging in a TV adaptation. Although it has been a couple years since No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series debuted on HBO, a further likeness into stories written by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith is worth the look. Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Idris Elba, and David Oyelowo starred in the TV series bringing well-respected theater elegance to the screen.
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency was written by Nicholas Wright and Robert Jones and directed by Tim Fywell. Produced by the BBC in conjunction with HBO, and based on the novels of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith. The series focuses on the story of a detective agency opened by Mma Ramotswe and her courtship with the mechanic Mr. JLB Matekoni. The series was filmed on location in Botswana and was seen as one of the first major film or television productions to be undertaken in Botswana. (The Gods Must Be Crazy, a 1980 film set in Botswana was filmed mainly in South Africa.)
For more episodes of season 1 of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency on HBO, visit here.
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