The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Season 1 Episode 6

A Real Botswana Diamond

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2009 on BBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Rose: If there is one thing a man cannot stand, it is change.

    • Florence: I'm a high-class maid!
      Mma Ramotswe: You are a high-class cheat! All talk and no work!
      Florence: (to JLB Matekoni) She will break your bed. You will die. This is going to be the end of you.
      Mma Ramotswe: No, Mma. This is the end for you.

    • JLB Matekoni: Does a modern lady require a diamond ring if she is to be engaged?
      Mothleli: She does. A diamond ring for... 50,000 Pula. It is the one thing on which all ladies agree.

    • Mma Ramotswe: I have made some mistakes in the past.
      JLB Matekoni: Who has not? Today all mistakes are washed away.

    • (Mma Ramotswe choosing a ring from the jewellers)
      Kebone Legodimo: Diamonds like those may be easily missed. People may not notice such a diamond at all.
      Mma Ramotswe: I will notice it. Rra Matekoni will notice it. And that is all that matters.

    • Mma Ramotswe: I am not the same person now. That girl you used to shout at and punch, she is gone.
      Note Makoti: That is what you like to think. (Mma Ramotswe drops glass as Note touches her) That is what you like to think.

    • Cephas Buthelezi: Whatever would he think of you, this simple mechanic man accepting his ring under false pretenses. Even if it is a counterfeit.
      Mma Ramotswe: What?
      Cephas Buthelezi: Cubic zirconium. A fake diamond for a fake engagement.

    • (at her father's grave)
      Mma Ramotswe: I have done a foolish thing, Daddy. I have agreed to marry a good man... while I am still married to a bad one.

    • (talking to the monkey who broke into Mr. Patel's shop)
      Mma Ramotswe: I'm not afraid of you. You should be afraid of me.

    • JLB Matekoni: I am determined to be more courageous.
      Mma Ramotswe: It was courageous of you to ask me to marry you again, after I turned you down.
      JLB Matekoni: Then I will build from that base.

    • Note Makoti: With me you take the rough with the smooth.
      Mma Ramotswe: I lost my baby.
      Note Makoti: There would have been others.
      Mma Ramotswe: There would have been other bruises too. And broken bones. I was glad when you went away.

  • Notes

  • Allusions