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McDonald & Dodds

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  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 07 Mar 2021

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  • Time

    8.00pm - 10.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 10 2021 : Sat 06 Mar - Fri 12 Mar

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  • Published:

    Tue 23 Feb 2021

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McDonald & Dodds

Series overview

Set in picturesque Bath, the series pairs feisty DCI McDonald, who has recently transferred from London’s Met Police, with the unassuming DS Dodds, who has been happily in the background for most of his working life. To McDonald’s surprise they form an unexpectedly effective crime solving partnership.

The new series of McDonald & Dodds sees Tala Gouveia (Cold Feet) and BAFTA award winning actor Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies, Des) reprise their roles as the smart and ambitious DCI McDonald and the humble and quietly brilliant DS Dodds in three new murder mysteries.

They are joined in the first film by guest cast members Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Martin Kemp (The Krays), Patsy Kensit (Absolute Beginners) and Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa).

Shelley Conn (Liar), Natalie Gumede (Strike), Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) and John Thomson (Cold Feet) join the second film and Saira Choudhry (No Offence), Rosie Day (Outlander), Nitin Ganatra (EastEnders), Nicholas Goh (Skyfall), Siobhan Hewlett (Sherlock), Sarah Parish (Bancroft) and Rhashan Stone (Finding Alice) guest star in the third film.

Returning cast includes James Murray as Chief Superintendent Houseman, Jack Riddiford as DC Darren Craig with Lily Sacofsky joining as DC Milena Pachiorkowski.

Film 2 - We Need To Talk About Doreen

A birthday weekend away goes devastatingly wrong when Angela and four of her friends travel down from Glasgow to celebrate in Bath.

Angela, always the centre of attention, is delighted to have a weekend away from her husband and small child, and can’t wait to party with her best friend Doreen, her sister-in-law Melissa, her sister Cath and her new step-mum Hilary.

On their first night in town, the ladies meet a group of young rugby players and when the nightclubs close, everyone ends up at a house party at an upscale mansion, near Brunel’s famous Box Hill Tunnel.

The next morning they wake to hangovers from hell, and when one of the rugby players is found dead on the railway lines near the house, all the party-goers become suspects.

DCI McDonald and DS Dodds are called in to investigate. The victim, Dominique Aubert - a promising young rugby player - died after drinking a lethal cocktail of what appears to be a date rape drug, making McDonald and Dodds unsure as to whether he was even the intended victim.

Doreen takes an unusual interest in Dodds while McDonald unearths a tangled web of jealousies around the women and the rugby club. Bath’s finest crime fighters face a daunting challenge to unravel the mystery of Dominique’s death.


DCI Lauren - McDonald TALA GOUVEIA
Chief Supt John Houseman - JAMES MURRAY
DC Milena Paciorkowski - LILY SACOFSKY
Angela McGruder - JOY MCAVOY
Doreen Warren - SHARON ROONEY
Hilary O'Doyle - SHELLEY CONN
Cath Taylor - KAT RONNEY
Melissa McGruder - MAYA COATES
Dominique Aubert - TOMOS GWYNFRYN
Deborah Winwick - NATALIE GUMEDE
Rhuaridh McGruder - ANDREW ROTHNEY