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ISBN: 9781529186987
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PUBLICATION DATE: January 5, 2023

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The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: The Complete BBC Radio Series

By (author) Alexander McCall Smith; Read by Full Cast; Read by Janice Acquah; Read by Nadine Marshall; Read by Claire Benedict; Read by Joseph Marcell; Read by Ben Onwukwe

The collected radio adaptations of Alexander McCall Smith’s hugely popular novels, dramatised by the author himself’Must-listen… simply wonderful’ The TelegraphWhen Precious Ramotswe receives an inheritance from her father, she decides to set up Botswana’s very first private detective agency – ‘for the problems of ladies, and others’. Aided by the loyal, resourceful Grace Makutsi, and multiple cups of red bush tea, she sets out to investigate cases including missing husbands, wayward wives, unscrupulous con artists and unexpected deaths.She may not be an old-school investigator like her idol, Clovis Andersen, but her warm heart, empathetic nature and common-sense approach enable her to solve the most curious of mysteries – and win the heart of gentle motor mechanic Mr JLB Matekoni…Included here are all 35 stories from the acclaimed BBC radio series, written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own internationally bestselling books. These charming dramatisations are brought to life with vibrant, evocative African music and a first-rate cast, including Claire Benedict and Janice Acquah as Mma Ramotswe, Nadine Marshall as Mma Makutsi and Joseph Marcell and Ben Onwukwe as Mr JLB Matekoni.Written and dramatised by Alexander McCall SmithProduced and directed by Gaynor MacFarlane, Kirsty Williams and Eilidh McCreadieCastMma Ramotswe – Claire Benedict/Janice AcquahMma Makutsi – Nadine MarshallMr JLB Matekoni – Joseph Marcell/Ben OnwukweMr Polopetsi – Paterson Joseph/Steve ToussaintMma Potokwani – Janice Acquah/Adjoa Andoh/Sarah NilesPhuti Radiphuti – Nyasha Hatendi/Jude AkuwidikeViolet Sephotho – Anna Bengo/Sarah NilesCharlie – Jude Akuwudike/Tyronne Lewis/Maynard EziashiFanwell – Beru Tessema/Kedar Williams-StirlingWith Gbemisola Ikumelo, Bhasker Patel, Ben Thomas, Peter Gevisser, Heather Imani, Tehmina Sacranie, Nancy Crane, Noma Dumezweni, Chuk Iwuji, Alibe Parsons, Emmanuel Ighodaro, Willie Jonah, William Gaminara, Aicha Kossoko, Don Warrington, Danny Sapani, Ndidi Ama, Ayesha Antoine, Sam Dale, Naomi Taylor, Mo Sesay, Babou Ceesay, Obi Abili, Eleanor Crooks, Kulvinder Ghir, Sudha Bhuchar, Amaka Okafor, Kai Francis-Lewis, Jason Barnett, Clare Perkins, Barbara Barnes, Saffron Coomber, Lorna Gayle, Debbie KorlayFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4, 10 September 2004-23 September 2019Episode list:The DaddyThe BoneThe MaidTears of the GiraffeThe Chief Justice of BeautyThe ConfessionThe Kalahari Typing School for MenThe AdmirerHow to Handle Men through the Application of PsychologyHouse of HopeThe Return of NoteThe CeremonyThere Is No Such Thing as Free FoodThe Best Profession for a BlackmailerA Very Rude WomanTalking ShoesThe Miracle at Speedy MotorsTea Time for the Traditionally BuiltThe Seller of BedsAn Exceptionally Wicked LadyCanoeing for LadiesA Late Van Just GlimpsedThe Saturday Big Tent WeddingA Man from a Far PlaceThe Limpopo Academy of Private DetectionThe Modern Husband CourseThe Minor Adjustment Beauty SalonThe Handsome Man’s Deluxe CafeThe Dish of YesterdayThis Is Not A Rubbish BoyThe Woman Who Walked In SunshineThe Fat Cattle ClubPrecious and GraceHouse of Unexpected SistersThe Colours of All the Cattle(c) 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd. (P) 2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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