What a way to brighten a cold and miserable holiday! For two hours last night, we were transported to Botswana to meet the characters from Alexander McCall Smith's books in the flesh.
I suppose we all knew that we were safe in the hands of Richard Curtiss and Anthony Minghella and that AMS had given his seal of approval to the production but I hadn't really expected it to be SO good. Jill Scott was perfect as Precious Ramotswe. I hope that the promised 13-week series of the rest of the books goes ahead despite the untimely death of Anthony Minghella and that the same authentic setting and great character actors will be used.
If the promised adaptation of the Palliser novels is as good as this, we are in for some very good viewing this year.