Monday, March 10, 2008

More No.1 Ladies Detective Agency episodes on tv

I've seen the trailer for the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency film that's going to be on the BBC over Easter (Monday I think). I can't find a version online yet. But I did find that there are plans for a further 13 hour-long episodes. From Hollywood.com:
HBO has retained the services of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

The cable network has ordered 13 hour-long episodes based on the best-selling crime books by Alexander McCall Smith, with shooting to begin in the summer. That's in addition to the two-hour pilot that Anthony Minghella recently shot in Botswana from a script he wrote with Richard Curtis.

Agency stars R&B singer Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in the southern African nation. Anika Noni Rose plays her quirky secretary, Mma Makutsi, and Lucian Msamati stars as Ramotswe's devoted suitor, JLB Matekoni.

HBO has secured U.S. and Canadian television and home video rights, and the BBC has taken U.K. television distribution.
UPDATE: Trailer and two clips are on line.

2 comments:

Critical Mick said...

Many thanks for posting this news item, Euro! I had not heard of this small-screen rendering before, but will now make it a point to keep one bleary eye out for it.

I read the book about a year ago and quite enjoyed it. An unruly review can be found at http://www.mickhalpin.com/criticalmick_ladies_detective_agency.htm

IMDB has an entry for T#1LDA at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0874957/ with none other than Richard Curtis down as a writer.

Thanks again!!

Best regards,

Mick

Euro Crime said...

I think it's on Easter Monday, no doubt clashing with Stargate: Ark of Truth, on Sky :-). I read the first couple of books and have switched to audio for the rest. Excellent commuting fare on the busy trains. Not too taxing. I have the paperback of Good Husband of Zebra Drive on my library tbr as the audio is not out yet and the narrator has changed which will be a bit of a shock to the ears!