Watch The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is a television series that is equal parts comedy and drama. Jill Scott plays Mma Precious Ramotswe, Precious is an intelligent woman growing up on a farm in Botswana. Her father passes away and leaves her the farm. Precious decides that she does not want to be a farmer but would rather use her brains and intuition to become a detective. She sells of the farm and all the livestock and moves to the city to open her own agency.

A couple of her friends join her at the agency and Precious quickly becomes a popular business owner. She is asked to solve a wide variety of crimes, many involve cheating spouses and other human dramas. Precious and her friends work hard to grow her business. They put up flyers throughout the town and soon, more and more clients become to come her way.

As Precious' business grows, the complexity of cases she has to investigate grows as well. Precious finds herself in increasing amounts of danger with all the new challenges headed her way. She finds herself caught up in a dangerous ivory smuggling ring. Her assistant, Makutsi investigates deaths in a hospital. Precious also gets involved in a missing persons case which is complicated when she finds out the missing person probably wants to stay missing.

Precious' business is not just a target for criminals. Her rival, Cephas, opens his own detective agency and tries to poach her business. He even tries to blackmail Precious and her team. Precious does not give up and she and her team continue working. They experience dramatic car chases and threats from every corner as they try to bust up gangs of criminals. Even with all the hard work, Precious still has time for romance. She is engaged to Matekoni, who is sometimes frustrated with all the hard work that Precious does.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on BBC One
1 Season, 7 Episodes
March 29, 2009
Comedy, Crime
8.2/10
Cast: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Full Episode Guide

  • The agency is broken into following a spate of robberies in Kgale Hill. Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement isn't going as planned and she is forced to face her demons before she can move on.

  • Mma Makutsi is asked to investigate the behaviour of some of the contestants at a local beauty pageant. Mma Ramotswe tries to find out what has happened to Nandira Patel's boyfriend who has disappeared. A new local agency goes head to head with the ladies.

  • Mma Pekwane thinks that the car that her husband has purchased is a stolen vehicle. Mma Ramotswe offers to help her discover the truth. Mma Makutsi investigates her first case.

  • Mma Ramotswe attempts to help Mrs Curtin discover what has happened to his son as he has been missing for 10 years. Mma Makutsi attempts to find out who is responsible for the Kgale hill break-ins.

  • Mma Ramotswe finds herself investigating a case of ivory smuggling when she is asked to investigate the behaviour of Rra Lisindi. Mma Makutsi takes a look at some mysterious deaths at Tlokweng Hospital.

  • The agency is in need of some new clients so Mma Makutsi produces some flyers which brings some business in. Mma Ramotswe tries to find a missing apostolic and a missing dog. She also finds herself investigating a strange dentist.

  • Series Premiere. After launching Botswana's first female-run detective agency, Precious Ramotswe (Jill Scott) investigates cases involving a missing boy, a missing finger, a cheating husband and a dubious daddy.

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