The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Season 1

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Sunday 9:00 PM on BBC Premiered Mar 23, 2008 In Season

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  • 5/10/09
    0.0
    When the agency is hit in a string of break-ins, Grace inspects the damage and reconstructs the crime. Meanwhile, Precious receives an unnerving phone call: Note Mokoti is back in town! Later, after receiving distressing news from Note, Precious does some digging at the hall of records, uncovering information to leverage against him. She also makes a discovery in the break-in cases, and investigates a suspicious jeweler.moreless
  • 5/3/09
    0.0
    Precious and Grace learn of a rival agency run by a man, Cephas Buthelezi, and decide to check out the competition. A beauty-pageant promoter named Two Shots Pulani asks Precious to vet the contestants in his 'Beauty and Integrity' contest. Patel asks Precious to ramp up her investigation of Nandira, his daughter, and her suspected secret boyfriend. To solve their cases, and stave off rival Cephas, Grace disguises herself as a reporter to talk to the beauty queens, and Precious tails Nandira in search of her mysterious boyfriend. Meanwhile, when JLB goes away on a fishing trip, Precious is surprised to discover that absence makes the heart grow fonder.moreless
  • 4/19/09
    7.4
    The No.1 Ladies are the latest victims of the Kgale Hill Break-ins and Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement is not going as smoothly as expected. Note Mokoti's return, fake diamonds and Cephas Buthelezei's ruthless attempt at blackmail, forces Mma Ramotswe to face her demons before she can move on
  • 4/26/09
    0.0
    Mma Pekwane comes to the agency fearing that her husband has purchased a stolen car, and she wants it returned so that she can be right with the Lord. Patel, a local electronics-store owner, asks Precious to investigate whether his daughter has a secret boyfriend. He also advises JLB that he needs to improve his image if he wants to win over Precious. Later, JLB uses a 'high-tech' solution to help Precious with the 'Steal Stolen Sedan' for the Lord case. With the help of BK, Grace dives into her new assistant-detective role, staking out the wife of Badule, a man who thinks his spouse is having an affair with a man who may be paying for their son's school tuition.moreless
  • 4/12/09
    7.5
    Mma Makutsi investigates the behaviour of contestants in a local beauty pageant, while Mma Ramotswe has trouble solving the case of Nandira Patel's mystery boyfriend. To make things worse, the contemptible Cephas Buthelezi opens a rival agency and is intent on taking the ladies down
  • 4/19/09
    0.0
    An American woman, Andrea Curtin, comes to the agency looking for her son Michael, who disappeared from a farming commune 10 years earlier. Citing the 'glass ceiling,' Grace asks Precious for a promotion. BK finds his beauty salon ransacked, and Grace offers up a theory on the culprits. Precious and Andrea discover that a woman named Clara, who they see in an old newspaper photograph with Michael, may be involved in the case of 'The Boy with an African Heart.' Later, Grace reveals a long-held secret to Precious.moreless
  • Problems With Moral Philosophy
    4/5/09
    7.4
    A new client, Mma Pekwane, comes to Mma Romotswe saying she suspects that the car her husband bought was stolen. She offers some creative advice to her new client, which involves becoming involved in auto theft, which is bound to lead to disaster. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi embarks on her first case as Assistant Detective, which turns out to be more eventful than expected - involving an undercover operation, which leads to a high-speed car chase!moreless
  • Poison
    Episode 3
    4/12/09
    0.0
    Precious visits a local orphanage, where a young woman named Tabitha tells her she's worried about her father, Rre Lisindi, who seems unusually fearful lately. A new client, Dr. Sibenke, asks Precious to investigate the mysterious deaths of three patients under his care, who each died on a Friday at 2 o'clock. Precious and Tabitha break into Lisindi's storeroom and find evidence that leads Precious to believe he may be in over his head. Rre Makgothi, a wealthy landowner, hires Precious to investigate a suspected poisoning in his family, but she ends up finding something that surprises her.moreless
  • The Boy with the African Heart
    3/29/09
    5.8
    Mrs. Andrea Curtin comes to Mma Ramotswe asking her to help find her son who disappeared ten years ago. Mma Ramotswe is unsure whether he is dead or alive, and begins digging up the past, uncovering some shocking truths about the circumstances surrounding the missing child. Meanwhile Mma Makutsi is keen to prove herself as a detective, attempting to solve a series of break-ins at Kgale Hill.moreless
  • The Big Bonanza
    Episode 2
    4/5/09
    0.0
    When a young boy named Wellington comes into the agency looking for work, Precious hires him to hand out flyers to help shore up business. As a favor to JLB, Precious checks out a Nigerian dentist, Dr. Komoti, who has suspicious mood swings. A worried man, Rre Banda, comes into the agency asking for help finding his missing dog Lucky; Precious doesn't want to take 'The Disappearing Dog' case, but Grace insists they can't turn away any paying clients. Later, while handing out flyers, Precious stumbles upon the case of 'The Absconding Apostolic' when she meets a distraught woman, Mma Siphambe, whose husband has been missing for two weeks.moreless
  • Poison
    Episode 2
    3/22/09
    7.5
    Mma Ramotswe is asked to investigate the owner of a local curio shop, which leads to her finding herself caught between a feuding family and a case of ivory smuggling, as she also investigates a possible poisoner. At a hospital, patients are dying at the same time each week, and Mma Makutsi is entrusted with the task of finding this possible serial killer!moreless
  • The Big Bonanza
    Episode 1
    3/15/09
    7.5
    Mma Ramotswe continues to act as the sole investigator for The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency but her business is floundering financially. Her secretary Mma Makutsi develops a flier to drum up business with good results. New cases include a disturbed dentist, a missing dog and a vanishing husband.
  • Pilot
     
    3/23/08
    7.4
    Precious Ramotswe sells her late father's cattle, and sets herself up as Botswana's only female detective. A musician ex-husband behind her, the traditional woman (in build and outlook) takes on the best the local typing college has to offer to aid her in solving cases including kidnapping.
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