McDonald & Dodds has been back on screens with our plucky detectives aiming to solve four new cases.


Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia returned as the eponymous heroes and were joined by Outnumbered's Claire Skinner as the new Chief Superintendent.

Tonight, we'll see the crime-solving duo take on their final case of season 3, investigating a shallow grave in the shadow of Glastonbury Tor on All Soul's Day.

However, the deeper McDonald gets into the investigation, the more one name crops up: Dodds.

Read on for everything you need to know about McDonald & Dodds on ITV.

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When did McDonald & Dodds season 3 start on ITV?

Tala Gouveia as DCI Lauren McDonald and Jason Watkins as DS Dodds.
Tala Gouveia as DCI Lauren McDonald and Jason Watkins as DS Dodds. ITV

The new season started on Sunday 19th June, at 8pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

Future instalments then aired weekly, with the third season made up of four episodes.

McDonald & Dodds season 3 cast - who's returning and who's new?

Claire Skinner as Ormond.
Claire Skinner as Ormond. ITV

Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia were back for more, returning to lead the McDonald and Dodds cast as DS Dodds and DCI Lauren McDonald, while Jack Riddiford, Lily Sacofsky and Danyal Ismail all also returned.

Along with guest stars such as Siân Phillips (Good Omens) and Alan Davies (QI), the series also saw a new regular member of the team joining, Chief Superintendent Ormond, as played by Claire Skinner (Outnumbered).

Here's a full list of the cast for the final episode of the season, entitled Clouds Across the Moon.

  • Jason Watkins as DS Dodds
  • Tala Gouveia as DCI Lauren McDonald
  • Claire Skinner as DSI Mary Ormond
  • Lily Sacofsky as DC Milena Paciorkowski
  • Charlie Chambers as DC Samuel Goldie
  • Danyal Ismail as DC Martin Malik
  • Max Bennett as Martin Silver
  • Gerran Howell as Father Luton/Fulton Harte
  • Joan Iyiola as Jemma Kent
  • Pearce Quigley as Hector Ingham
  • Joanna Riding as Maeve Gibney
  • Stefan Adegbola as Alex Kent
  • Grace Francis as Forensics officer

What cases are the team taking on in season 3?

Alan Davies in McDonald & Dodds.
Alan Davies in McDonald & Dodds. ITV

The first episode, called Belvedere, follows McDonald and Dodds as they called in to untangle the mysterious circumstances after a young woman dies in a busy park in broad daylight. The official synopsis asks: "Who is she? How did she die surrounded by witnesses? And how is it possible that she is... smiling?"

The second episode is called A Billion Beats, and sees McDonald and Dodds sucked into the fast and furious world of Formula 1 after an up-and-coming driver dies during a sub-3.5-second pit stop.

Episode 3 is titled The War of Rose, and sees a case of social media vs reality, when a lifestyle influencer dies on the operating table while getting a nose job.

The fourth and final episode, Clouds Across the Moon, follows the team as they investigate after the body of a successful Bath businessman is found in a shallow grave in the shadow of the Glastonbury Tor.

McDonald & Dodds season 3 trailer

Here's a teasing first-look at the final episode in McDonald and Dodds season 3...

McDonald & Dodds season 3 starts at 8pm on Sunday 19th June on ITV and ITV Hub. Check out our Drama hub for more news, interviews and features or find something to watch with our TV guide.


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