Blog Spotlight: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency on HBO

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The new HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which debuts with a two-hour premiere at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, should be a winner.

Beautifully filmed, beautifully acted and with a source material that it honors.

The series will be shown at 8 p.m. Sundays on HBO with frequent encores.

As readers worldwide know, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is based on the charming, yet thought-provoking series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

I have long thought these best-selling novels about Precious Ramotswe, the Botswanan divorcee turned private investigator, would make an excellent TV series or movie.

I also have long thought that for these novels to work on screen they would have to be filmed for either HBO, Showtime or PBS. Or maybe one of the cable networks such as USA or A&E.; Read more

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