Running Time 5hrs 52mins
A collection of BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
based on the popular books by Alexander McCall
Claire Benedict and Nadine Marshall star in these eight BBC Radio 4 full cast dramas adapted by Alexander McCall Smith
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‘Must-listen…beautifully cast, precisely timed, simply wonderful’ Daily Telegraph
Alexander McCall Smith’s hugely popular novels featuring Precious Ramotswe, proprietor of Botswana’s only female private detective agency, have become international bestsellers. 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. In
addition, she is hired by a beauty contest judge to check the integrity of the finalists; looks for two women wronged by her client, Mr Molefelo; learns of a rival detective agency; and is commissioned by a physiotherapist to find out what her errant husband is up to.
The stories included are: The Daddy; The Bone; The Maid; Tears of the Giraffe; The Chief Justice of Beauty; The
Confession; The Kalahari Typing School for Men and The Admirer.
Claire Benedict stars as Mma Ramotswe, with Nadine Marshall as Mma Makutsi and Joseph Marcell as Mr JLB Matekoni.
Alexander McCall Smith is a British writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. He is internationally known as a writer of fiction, with sales of English language versions exceeding 40 million by 2010 and translations into 46 languages.
He is most widely known as the creator of the The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. “McCall” is not a middle name: his surname is “McCall Smith”.
‘Opening with the joyous strains of Botswana children singing, this production never ceases to sound high-spirited and joyful.[…]’ Audio File Magazine
‘[…] Whether Mma Ramotswe is tracking down lost relations, debunking a local witch doctor, or teaching typing to fumble-fingered men (one of the silliest sound effects ever created for radio), these programs subtly introduce the
listener to Botswana’s culture while creating bright, unforgettable characters.
Touching, rhythmic, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, these world-renowned stories are sure to delight listeners of all ages.’ Audio File Magazine