The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency: BBC Radio Casebook Vol.2: Eight BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alexander McCall Smith

Narrated By: Claire Benedict

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: January 2018

Duration: 5 hours 51 minutes


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

'How to Handle Men through the Application of Psychology': Precious Ramotswe sets out to release her fiance 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.


  • Pamela H

    What made this audio book stand out from the others is the use of different actors to voice the characters. the sound effects used also enhanced the story.