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McDonald & Dodds

  • Episode:

    1 of 2

  • Title:

    The Fall of The House of Crockett

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 01 Mar 2020

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 10 2020 : Sat 29 Feb - Fri 06 Mar

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  • Published:

    Wed 19 Feb 2020

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Series overview

Brand new detective drama McDonald & Dodds starts on ITV this Spring. A series of feature length crime mysteries comprising of two intriguing stories in its first outing, it stars BAFTA winner Jason Watkins (The Crown, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, W1A) and Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet).

Set in Bath, the detective drama pairs the wildly ambitious DCI McDonald with the shy, modest DS Dodds. While McDonald has transferred from the mean streets of South London to leap up the career ladder, Dodds has happily languished on the shelf for most of his working life. McDonald is a tough, driven, battering ram of a cop who cracks cases through sheer force of will; Dodds – the tortoise to her hare – is quiet, unassuming and enigmatic. But thrust back into frontline action for the first time in a decade, he discovers a hidden talent for deciphering puzzles.

Two contemporary Britons, thrown together with seemingly with nothing in common, boss McDonald and loyal sidekick Dodds forge a rumbustious, entertaining and ultimately – give or take a few setbacks – effective partnership.

Episode 1 - The Fall of The House of Crockett

When a homeless man is shot in the deserted mansion of one of Bath’s most prominent industrialists, the inventor Max Crockett, newly arrived Londoner DCI McDonald and long-serving DS Dodds rally together to try and discover the killer.

In the Crockett family, they find an outwardly perfect, close-knit group with three successful daughters in loving relationships, devoid of any obvious motive to murder, but it soon becomes apparent that each have their own secrets to hide.

Faced with evasive suspects and a seemingly inexplicable crime, they quickly learn that not all is as it seems in the House of Crockett.


DS Dodds - Jason Watkins
DCI McDonald - Tala Gouveia
CS Houseman - James Murray
DC Laura Simpson - Pearl Chanda
DC Darren Craig - Jack Riddiford
Max Crockett - Robert Lindsay
Mathilde Crockett - Natalie Mendoza
Megan Wattal - Rosalie Craig
Pete Wattal - Navin Chowdhry
Tamara Valentine - Susannah Fielding
Jack Valentine - Jack Ashton
Elenora Crockett - Ellie Kendrick
Kasha Perry - Cassie Bradley
Seth Murdoch - Sebastian Knapp
Mikey Wallace - Roger Evans