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McDonald & Dodds

  • Season 3
  • 4 episodes
  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
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Episode 1: Belvedere

Summary

A young woman dies in a busy park in broad daylight, so Dodds are called in to untangle the mysterious circumstances of her death. Who is she? How did she die surrounded by witnesses? And how is it possible that she appears to be smiling? Evidence leads to Professor George Gillan, a linguistic anthropologist who lives in a rambling mansion with his eccentric mother, whose 100th birthday is days away. Dodds is sure that the house has something to do with the murder, but in uncovering its history, Dodds also unearths secrets in his own past. Return of the crime drama, starring Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia, with guest appearances by Alan Davies, Catherine Tyldesley and Sian Phillips

Review

The ghosts of past detective dramas hover around this playful opening episode to series three. At one point, dialogue spoken by guest actor Alan Davies is accompanied by notes from Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, once the theme tune to his own series Jonathan Creek. And then there’s Davies’s character, a linguistic anthropologist whose skill with phonetics is one that Dodds tries to master in Columbo-esque fashion.

Watching star Jason Watkins blandish the suspects, it’s hard not to come away thinking that his oddball detective sergeant is very much the star of the show. It’s Dodds who always gets the flashes of insight, while ambitious superior DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) is routinely left trailing in his wake. But it’s a formula that undoubtedly works, and those worried about the imminent loss of Sunday-night favourite Endeavour will feel very much at home.

How to watch

Next showing

There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

Streaming

Details

Released on
2022-06-19
Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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DS DoddsJason Watkins
DCI Lauren McDonaldTala Gouveia
DC Milena PaciorkowskiLily Sacofsky
DSI Mary OrmondClaire Skinner
DC Samuel GoldieCharlie Chambers
DC Martin MalikDanyal Ismail
Paula MonksfordHolly Aird
James LangmereGabriel Bisset-Smith
George GillianAlan Davies
DCI Kevin NewmanTim Delap
Agnes GillianSian Phillips
Kate PorterCatherine Tyldesley
Elodie DochertyCaoimhe O'Malley
PathologistJake Graf
Dr David HeskethDon Gallagher
Liam FallinNiall Wright
Edward WareingNickcolia King-N'da
Taxi driverNick Rawbin

Crew

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WriterRobert Murphy
Executive producerRobert Murphy
DirectorRobert Quinn
ProducerRebecca Davies
Executive producerDamien Timmer

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  • Summary

    A young woman dies in a busy park in broad daylight, so Dodds are called in to untangle the mysterious circumstances of her death. Who is she? How did she die surrounded by witnesses? And how is it possible that she appears to be smiling? Evidence leads to Professor George Gillan, a linguistic anthropologist who lives in a rambling mansion with his eccentric mother, whose 100th birthday is days away. Dodds is sure that the house has something to do with the murder, but in uncovering its history, Dodds also unearths secrets in his own past. Return of the crime drama, starring Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia, with guest appearances by Alan Davies, Catherine Tyldesley and Sian Phillips

    Review

    The ghosts of past detective dramas hover around this playful opening episode to series three. At one point, dialogue spoken by guest actor Alan Davies is accompanied by notes from Saint-Saëns’s Danse Macabre, once the theme tune to his own series Jonathan Creek. And then there’s Davies’s character, a linguistic anthropologist whose skill with phonetics is one that Dodds tries to master in Columbo-esque fashion.

    Watching star Jason Watkins blandish the suspects, it’s hard not to come away thinking that his oddball detective sergeant is very much the star of the show. It’s Dodds who always gets the flashes of insight, while ambitious superior DCI McDonald (Tala Gouveia) is routinely left trailing in his wake. But it’s a formula that undoubtedly works, and those worried about the imminent loss of Sunday-night favourite Endeavour will feel very much at home.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2022-06-19
    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    DS DoddsJason Watkins
    DCI Lauren McDonaldTala Gouveia
    DC Milena PaciorkowskiLily Sacofsky
    DSI Mary OrmondClaire Skinner
    DC Samuel GoldieCharlie Chambers
    DC Martin MalikDanyal Ismail
    Paula MonksfordHolly Aird
    James LangmereGabriel Bisset-Smith
    George GillianAlan Davies
    DCI Kevin NewmanTim Delap
    Agnes GillianSian Phillips
    Kate PorterCatherine Tyldesley
    Elodie DochertyCaoimhe O'Malley
    PathologistJake Graf
    Dr David HeskethDon Gallagher
    Liam FallinNiall Wright
    Edward WareingNickcolia King-N'da
    Taxi driverNick Rawbin

    Crew

    rolename
    WriterRobert Murphy
    Executive producerRobert Murphy
    DirectorRobert Quinn
    ProducerRebecca Davies
    Executive producerDamien Timmer

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