Jill Scott, Anika Noni to star in BBC series

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Best seller The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is to be made into a television series. Jill Scott the African American soul singer will be starring in the lead role as Precious Ramotswe. The novel written by Alexander McCall Smith will be screened on BBC one this Easter. The series directed Anthony Minghella adapted by screenwriter Richard Curtis will feature Anika Noni Rose (from Dreamgirls fame) as as Precious’ highly-efficient, yet rather peculiar, secretary Mma Makutsi. Also featuring are; Colin Salmon, David Oyelowo and Idris Elba. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency chronicles the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Aided by Mma Makutsi, Mma Ramotswe investigates cases, helps people solve problems in their lives, and begins a special friendship with the owner of a local garage. BBC

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