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'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency,' HBO

BotswanaAnthony MinghellaJill ScottBlackadder (tv program) Richard Curtis
Sundays The late Anthony Minghella directed the lovely, character-rich movie-length pilot (co-written with Richard Curtis, of "Blackadder" and "Four Weddings" fame) for this series based on Alexander McCall Smith's novels about Botswana's only female gumshoe. Singer Jill Scott stars. (March... Erik S. Lesser / For the Times