Saturday, June 1, 2013

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No 1 Laidies Detective Agency is, as you probably know a series of books written by Alexander McCall Smith.  Set in Botswana a most beautiful country.

I have not read as many of the books as I would like to but always found them a delightful, heart warming read.  So I was delighted to stumble across the pilot to an HBO series on You Tube.

Jill Scot plays Precious, she is a warm character, but strong.  It takes you back to her childhood and close relationship with her father, with some beautiful cinematography of Botswana.  This is not to be missed, and I will search around for more on You tube.

There are also interviews of the making of the film in Botswana, and how happy folk were to have a positive heart warming portrayal of an African country.  Many things are so true to life, the beautiful singing at her father's funeral, the way of greeting each other when you go shopping and I could go on and on.  But go take a look for yourself, you will not be disapointed.

The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Pilot here

I do love the singing, my first exposure that I remember to South African singing was in Paul Simon's Graceland Album, and after that we bought many CDs of different South African groups, such as Ladysmith Black Mombazo and others.



P.S.  A lot of drinking of Bush Tea, a girl after my own heart.

1 comment:

  1. My daughter likes this too and I managed to pick up a couple of books from a charity shop. You might be interested to know there is a two part radio presentation of this which started Thursday 6th June on BBC radio 4. You may be able to listen to it on the iplayer.


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