The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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


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  • Season 1 Episode 5: Beauty and Integrity

  • Contestant Shortlist for Two Shots Pulani's Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest:
    1) Motlamedi Matluli
    2) Gladys Tlnapi
    3) Patricia Kopong
    4) Thabisa Gopane
    5) Baone Magasane

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Problems With Moral Philo...

  • The serial number of the stolen Mercedes Benz C240 car, with plate number B221 AHE, is WDC2030352R010795.

  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cases:
    • Case #1: Steal Stolen Sedan for the Lord
    • Case #2: Cheating Wife or Charity?
    • Case #3: Daughter: Dutiful or Dating?

  • Season 1 Episode 3: The Boy with the African ...

  • The newspaper article, "Making the Desert Bloom", with the picture of Michael Curtin and his companions, was written on Wednesday, September 8, 1999. The photo included the following people: Peter Ngari, Oswald Ranta, Michael Curtin, Clara Sedibe, and two others.

  • Books on Oswald Ranta's Shelf:
    Winningham & Preusser's Critical Thinking in Medical-Surgical Settings: A Case Study Approach by Barbara A. Preusser PhD FNPc
    Scene Design, Stage Lighting, Sound, Costume & Makeup by Willard F. Bellman
    Student Workbook to Accompany Kohler's Macroeconomics
    Principles of Economics by J. Vernon Henderson and William Poole
    Soil Sampling and Methods of Analysis by M.R. Carter
    An Outline of Planning Law by Desmond Heap
    Mechanism and Theory in Organic Chemistry (3rd Edition) by Thomas H. Lowry and Kathleen Schueller Richardson

  • The leaflet ad of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency reads as follows: 'Troubled? Seek the advice of Botswana's only accredited experts. Is there someone that you know & love who has mysteriously vanished? Has some valued article been stolen? Sexual harassment at the work place? Whatever your problem is... We Can Help You. Mma Ramotswe (Detective). Bring this leaflet with you for your free discount.'

  • At the grave of Precious Ramotswe's son, it is written: "Daniel Obed Ramotswe Mokoti, Born & Died 5 Sept 1994. 'He has gone to a place where there are no tears.'"

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Poison

  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cases:
    • Case #1: The Frightened Shopkeeper
    • Case #2: The Two O'Clock Doctor
    • Case #3: The Possible Poisoner

  • The framed picture of the man on the wall of Ramotswe's detective agency office is that of Seretse Khama Ian Khama, the 4th president of Botswana, who assumed office in April 1, 2008.

  • Season 1 Episode 1: The Big Bonanza

  • 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.

  • Season 1 Pilot

  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cases:
    • Case #1: Happy Bapetsi and the Dubious Daddy
    • Case #2: Alice Busang and the Question of a Cheating Husband
    • Case #3: Hector Lepodisi and the Fishy Fingers
    • Case #4: Charlie Kgotso's Missing "Item"

  • Mma Makutsi: At secretarial college, in history class, we were told of a former time, before computers, when typing was done on machines. And our country was called Bechuanaland and dinosaurs roamed the earth!

    The Republic of Botswana, which became independent from British rule in September 30, 1966, was formerly known as the Bechuanaland Protectorate, established on March 31, 1885. The personal computer have been in use since the 1970s.

  • The telephone number to call for missing persons, as shown on TV, is 089-2929. The details of the missing child Thabiso Moripedi are as follows: Male, 12 years old, Slim build, last seen Monday 9th July.

  • The message typed by Mma Makutsi for Mma Ramotswe at the end of the episode reads: "T ank you. I am ver y g ateful". Both typewriters are missing the letter H, and the one she used is missing the letter R.

  • The plate number on Mma Ramotswe's old white Datsun (missing a 'D') pickup, which was given to her by her father, is B-383-AHR.

  • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency is located at Plot 105, Box 234, Kgale Hill Shopping Center, Gaborone, Botswana.

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