The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Season 1 Episode 1

The Big Bonanza

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 15, 2009 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cases:
      • Case #1: The Definitely Disturbed Dentist
      • Case #2: The Disappearing Dog
      • Case #3: The Absconding Apostolic

    • Precious' father, Obed Ramotswe, was born in 1940 and died in 2007.

    • The book Precious considers as her professional bible and relies upon in her detective work is Principles of Private Investigation by Clovis Anderson. Both the book and and the author are fictional.

    • Precious Ramotswe lives in a light-green-colored house at No.5 Zebra Drive, Gaborone, Botswana.

    • Dr. M. Komoti, the dental surgeon, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Lagos University. He drives a car with plate number B503AKY.

  • Quotes

    • Mma Makutsi: Detective work is not all bang, bang, bang, like in the movies.

    • Mma Ramotswe: (reading from 'The Principals of Private Investigation' by Clovis Anderson) When he is forced to confront the thing that most strikes terror into his heart, the good investigator grits his teeth and addresses his task with a cool and courageous hand.

    • Mma Ramotswe: Time is a great healer.
      Mma Makutsi: Not always.

    • JLB Matekoni: Charlie, we do not drive the customers' cars as though we are out on the racetrack.
      Charlie: But boss, we are Speedy Motors.
      Fanwell: We are only doing what it says on the board.
      Charlie: Exactly.
      JLB Matekoni: We are called Speedy Motors because our work is speedy, not because we soup up customers' cars!

    • Mma Ramotswe: I'm sorry to disappoint you, Rra Banda, but I am not a dog catcher. The remit of this agency does not extend to four-footed animals.

    • JLB Matekoni: Looking at a man's car is like looking at a man naked. But, more pleasant, of course.

    • (after roughing up a man in the guise of undercover cops)
      BK: I need some music to calm me down. Have you got some Luther Vandross in this car?
      JLB Matekoni: Loo who?
      BK: Luther Vandross
      JLB Matekoni: No, no, no, no. Police officers would not listen to Luther Vandross. They'd listen to something with more power like Bon Jovi or Meat Loaf.

    • Mma Ramotswe: It is painful knowing the man you love is being unfaithful.

  • Notes

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