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DVD Giveaway – The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

You might totally win this if you answer the below question correctly.Meet Precious Ramotswe (played by multiple Grammy® Award winner Jill Scott), the spirited and eminently sensible proprietor of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Botswana. The first major film/TV project to be shot entirely in that country, the HBO® series is based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith. The 3-disc DVD set with bonus features will be out in stores on September 8, 2009 from HBO Home Entertainment and available via digital download on the same day.

Described as “feel-good television” by Entertainment Weekly and “heartwarming” by Newsweek, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is an engaging series that features one of the most beloved characters in contemporary fiction. Passionate, wise and plucky, Precious opens her country’s first and only female-owned detective agency, embarking on an improbable career that utilizes her unique gift of intuition to benefit those who need help the most. Aided by her efficient, but quirky secretary Grace Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose of Dreamgirls), Precious begins to investigate a variety of cases – from missing children to philandering husbands to con-artists – helping townspeople solves mysteries in their lives.

QUESTION: Anthony Minghella, one of the series’ producers, won a Best Director Oscar for what film?

To enter, send an e-mail with the subject heading LADIES CONTEST to RobertNewton(at) Entries must be received by Monday, September 7th at 11:59pm. Winners will be randomly selected from all correct entries. Previous winners from 60 days prior to the end of this contest are ineligible.

About Robert Newton

I run Cape Ann Community Cinema ( on Main Street in Gloucester (above Mystery Train) and am also a professional writer and editor. I make films and novelty records, as well.

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