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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

7 Episodes 2009 - 2009

The first season follows Precious Ramotswe, after the death of her father, she sells her inheritanceand moves to Gaborone. She opens a detective agency. Precious, along with her secretary Grace, is all set to take on any kind of case.

Episode 1

Pilot

Sun, Mar 29, 2009 109 mins

Pioneering private investigator Precious Ramotswe (Jill Scott) opens her Botswana agency in the series premiere of this adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith's novels. Precious gets help from an auto mechanic named JLB (Lucian Msamati) and her new secretary, Grace (Anika Noni Rose). Their first case involves a philandering husband, but Precious also takes a professional interest in a popular news story about a missing child.

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Episode 2

The Big Bonanza

Sun, Apr 5, 2009 114 mins

Bereft of clients and cash, the agency recruits an eager young boy to hand out leaflets to drum up business, which quickly leads to two new cases. Meanwhile, Precious does a favor for JLB by checking out the strange mood swings of a Nigerian dentist (Nicholas Beveney).

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Episode 3

Poison

Sun, Apr 12, 2009 56 mins

Precious goes undercover to investigate a businessman's suspicions of poisoning in his family; a doctor needs the agency's help with a series of mysterious deaths in a hospital ward; a woman is worried about the safety of her father, who runs a curio shop but is unusually protective of his inventory.

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Episode 4

The Boy With the African Heart

Sun, Apr 19, 2009 60 mins

An American woman (CCH Pounder) ask Precious to find out what happened to her son, who vanished without a trace from a remote farming commune a decade earlier. Meanwhile, Grace angles for a promotion and later shares a secret about her personal life with her boss.

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Episode 5

Problems in Moral Philosophy

Sun, Apr 26, 2009 60 mins

Newly appointed assistant detective Grace gets help from BK when she stakes out a woman suspected of having an affair; a woman appeals to the agency to find out if her husband has bought a stolen car; a man advises JLB on how to improve his chances with Precious.

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Episode 6

Beauty and Integrity

Sun, May 3, 2009 60 mins

A rival agency opens with the intention of forcing the ladies out of business. Meanwhile, Grace investigates reports of ugly behavior in a local beauty pageant, and Precious struggles to solve the case of a mystery boyfriend.

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Episode 7

A Real Botswana Diamond

Sun, May 10, 2009 60 mins

In the season finale, the agency becomes the latest victim of a crime spree, but Grace is on the case. Meanwhile, Precious investigates suspicions of phony jewels and has another unpleasant encounter with her ex-husband, Note (Colin Salmon).

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