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    • No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, full cast
    • Length: 5 hrs and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Alexander McCall Smith's hugely popular novels featuring Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of Botswana's only female private detective agency, have become international best sellers. These acclaimed productions, complete with vibrant music, bring the exotic world of the books to life. In these eight episodes, Mma Ramotswe takes on her first case - and a new secretary; tries to solve a bone mystery; tackles a domestic drama and a doctor's erratic behaviour; and investigates the case of a missing American.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not The Best Interpretation

    • By L. Headley on 07-22-17

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook, Vol.2

    • Eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: full cast, Nadine Marshall, Claire Benedict
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 16

    A second collection of eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations based on the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith. 'How to Handle Men Through the Application of Psychology': Precious Ramotswe sets out to release her fiancé from a terrifying obligation, and a new case sparks a love quest. 'House of Hope': Precious and her assistant visit some bad girls as part of their mission to find a husband for their client, but Precious has some marriage problems of her own....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short story versions of the many (18 so far) books

    • By Diana on 01-21-18

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.3

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, full cast, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Another seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramas, written and adapted by Alexander McCall Smith from his own best-selling series. A third outstanding collection of stories featuring Botswana’s only female private detective agency, run by the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe. Based on the hugely popular novels and brought to life with music and full casts, these evocative productions return us to Botswana, where Precious has more mysteries to solve.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable full cast drama based on the books

    • By Diana on 09-16-18

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 1: The Daddy & The Bone (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Warm, humorous and uplifting, Alexander McCall Smith’s hugely popular novels featuring Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of Botswana’s only female private detective agency, have become international bestsellers, sold over seven million copies, and been translated into 26 languages. These acclaimed productions, complete with vibrant music, bring the exotic world of the books vividly to life.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 7 (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    There is No Such Thing as Free Food finds Precious Ramotswe, owner and founder of The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, preoccupied both professionally and personally by the subject of food. The Best Profession for a Blackmailer sees Mr Polopetsi, part-time mechanic and would-be assistant detective, taking on a case of his own; while Mma Makutsi finds out if blue shoes are the key to happiness.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 6: The Return of Note & The Ceremony (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Return of Note finds Mma Ramotswe in a compromising situation when her past catches up with her. But things are looking brighter for her assistant, Mma Makutsi, when she takes up ballroom dancing... The Ceremony sees Mma Ramotswe’s agency work under control at last, so she has time to take care of her own problems. Can she release her fiancé Mr J. L. B. Matekoni from his rash undertaking to do a charity parachute jump?

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 8: A Very Rude Woman & Talking Shoes (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    These acclaimed productions, complete with vibrant music, bring the exotic world of the books vividly to life. A Very Rude Woman finds Precious Ramotswe facing change at The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, while Mr J.L.B. Matekoni meets the rudest person in all Botswana. Talking Shoes sees a new detective taking on a case for the Agency, while Mma Ramotswe, among others, has a problem with high blood pressure.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 3: The Chief Justice of Beauty & The Confession (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Chief Justice of Beauty finds the ladies hired by a beauty contest judge to check up on the integrity of the finalists in a forthcoming competition, following the embarrassing arrest for shoplifting of a previous winner. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotsweis worried about her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. The Confession sees Mma Ramotswe consulting her best friend Mma Potokwane, the matron at the orphanage, to ask for help in dealing with Mr J. L. B. Matekoni.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5 (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Nadine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    How to Handle Men Through the Application of Psychology sees Mma Ramotswe setting out to release her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, from a terrifying obligation. Meanwhile, a new case comes into the agency, and the ladies find themselves on a love quest... The House of Hope finds Mma Ramotswe and her assistant Mma Makutsi visiting some ‘bad girls’ as part of their mission to find a husband for their client.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2: The Maid & Tears of the Giraffe (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Joseph Marcell
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Maid sees Mma Ramotswe visiting the house of the mechanic she has agreed to marry, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. But there is a shock in store for her... Back at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, there is the mystery of the erratic doctor to look into, and a ‘cold case’ involving an American who went missing from a communal farm. 'Tears of the Giraffe' finds Mma Ramotswe happy with her flourishing detective agency and gentlemanly fiancé.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 4: The Kalahari Typing School for Men & The Admirer (Dramatised)

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Claire Benedict, Joseph Marcell
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The Kalahari Typing School for Men opens with bad news for Mma Ramotswe – her agency has competition in the form of the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency, run by a man. Mma Makutsi has entrepreneurial ambitions too, and has conceived the idea of teaching an evening class where men could learn to type. The Admirer sees Mma Ramotswe commissioned by a physiotherapist to find out what her errant husband is up to.

    Regular price: $10.66

    • The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.4

    • Eight BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: full cast, Nadine Marshall, Claire Benedict
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier - and only - lady detective, is back with another batch of unusual cases. In these eight episodes, she receives a visit from a very important person; helps out Mma Potokwani, who has had bad news at the Orphan Farm; looks into who is orchestrating a campaign against Mma Soleti; and welcomes a new arrival - while righting an old wrong. Plus, Mr JLB Matekoni’s apprentice gets into trouble; Mma Makutsi is hiding a secret; and Mma Ramotswe tries to come to terms with one of the trickiest situations she has ever faced: taking a holiday. 

    Regular price: $19.62