The BEST episodes of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Every episode of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency!

The first BBC drama to be filmed entirely on location in Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is a charming story chronicling the adventures of Mma Ramotswe. Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman, starts up the country's first female-owned detective agency. Based on the novels by Alexander McCall Smith.

Last Updated: 11/13/2022Network:BBC One
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Poison
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7.61
85 votes

#1 - Poison

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/22/2009

Mma Ramotswe finds herself investigating a case of ivory smuggling when she is asked to investigate the behaviour of Rra Lisindi. Mma Makutsi takes a look at some mysterious deaths at Tlokweng Hospital.

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The Big Bonanza
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7.61
89 votes

#2 - The Big Bonanza

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/15/2009

Botswana's No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency is in desperate need of clients. To boost business, Mma Makutsi prints up flyers, which seem to do the trick. Mma Ramotswe soon finds herself hunting down an absconding apostolic, finding a disappearing dog, and checking up on a definitely disturbed dentist

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Problems in Moral Philosophy
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7.44
104 votes

#3 - Problems in Moral Philosophy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/5/2009

Mma Pekwane suspects her husband has bought a stolen car, so Mma Ramotswe gets on the case.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Nick Wright
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The Boy with an African Heart
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7.41
110 votes

#4 - The Boy with an African Heart

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/29/2009

Mma Ramotswe attempts to help Mrs Curtin discover what has happened to his son as he has been missing for 10 years. Mma Makutsi attempts to find out who is responsible for the Kgale hill break-ins.

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A Real Botswana Diamond
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7.40
101 votes

#5 - A Real Botswana Diamond

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/19/2009

The agency is broken into following a spate of robberies in Kgale Hill. Mma Ramotswe and JLB Matekoni's engagement isn't going as planned and she is forced to face her demons before she can move on.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Robert Jones
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Beauty and Integrity
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7.22
73 votes

#6 - Beauty and Integrity

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/12/2009

Mma Makutsi is asked to investigate the behaviour of some of the contestants at a local beauty pageant. Mma Ramotswe tries to find out what has happened to Nandira Patel's boyfriend who has disappeared. A new local agency goes head to head with the ladies.

Directors: Tim Fywell
Writer: Robert Jones
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