The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.2

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.2

Eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Summary

A second collection of eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations based on the popular books by Alexander McCall Smith.

'this full- cast production will charm listeners whether they already know and love these stories or are hearing them for the first time' - Audiofile Magazine

'How to Handle Men through the Application of Psychology': Precious Ramotswe sets out to release her fiancé from a terrifying obligation, and a new case sparks a love quest.

'House of Hope': Precious and her assistant visit some bad girls as part of their mission to find a husband for their client, but Precious has some marriage problems of her own.

'The Return of Note': When Precious Ramotswe's ex-husband turns up to cause trouble, she finds an unlikely ally.

'The Ceremony': Precious works her way through a list of her own problems. But will the return of an old love jeopardise her romantic plans?

'There Is No Such Thing As Free Food': Precious is preoccupied both professionally and personally by the subject of food.

'The Best Profession for a Blackmailer': Mr Polopetsi, part-time mechanic and would-be assistant detective, takes on a case of his own; while Mma Makutsi finds out if blue shoes are the key to happiness.

'A Very Rude Woman': Precious faces change at the Agency, while Mr J.L.B. Matekoni meets the rudest person in all Botswana.

'Talking Shoes': A new detective takes on a case for the Agency, while Mma Ramotswe, among others, has a problem with high blood pressure.

Starring Claire Benedict as Mma Ramotswe and Nadine Marshall as Mme Makutsi, these dramatisations will appeal to all fans of the engaging lady detective.

Reviews

  • this full- cast production will charm listeners whether they already know and love these stories or are hearing them for the first time.
    Audiofile Magazine

About the author

Alexander McCall-Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world's most prolific and most popular authors. His career has been a varied one: for many years he was a professor of Medical Law and worked in universities in the United Kingdom and abroad. Then, after the publication of his highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies, he devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers through the world. These include the Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in The Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series, and the Corduroy Mansions series, novels which started life as a delightful (but challenging to write) cross-media serial, written on the website of the Telegraph Media Group. This series won two major cross-media awards - Association of Online Publishers Digital Publishing Award 2009 for a Cross Media Project and the New Media Age award. In addition to these series, Alexander writes stand-alone books, including The Forever Girl; Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party and Emma - a reworking of the classic Jane Austen novel. He is also the author of a book on Edinburgh, A Work of Beauty: Alexander McCall Smith's Edinburgh, as well as several collections of short stories, academic works, and over thirty books for children. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the British Book Awards Author of the Year Award in 2004 and a CBE for service to literature in 2007. He holds honorary doctorates from nine universities in Europe and North America. In March of 2011 he received an award from the President of Botswana for his services through literature to that country. Alexander McCall Smith lives in Edinburgh. He is married to a doctor and has two daughters.
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