August 1, 2007

THOUGH PBS HATES TO PRE-EMPT WAYNE DWYER...:

'Ladies' Detective' film brings Tinsel Town to tiny Botswana: Alexander McCall Smith's hit book series set in Botswana is bringing big-screen money the African country. (Stephanie Hanes, 8/01/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

In many ways, it is fitting that the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency should be the launch of a film industry here. Mr. McCall Smith's series is set in Botswana, and focuses on the character Precious Ramotswe, a plucky, "traditionally-built" detective who solves fraud and misdeeds in Gabarone, the capital city. [...]

If all goes as planned, the movie will expand into a BBC series.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 1, 2007 8:47 AM
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