McDonald & Dodds

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2020X-RayTV-PG
A shy and enigmatic Detective Sergeant is partnered with a wildly ambitious Detective Chief Inspector to solve crimes in the historic city of Bath.
Starring
Jason WatkinsTala GouveiaPearl Chanda
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    February 29, 2020
    1 h 29 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a man is shot in the deserted mansion of one of Bath's most prominent industrialists, newly arrived detectives McDonald and Dodds unravel a tangled web of lies.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    March 7, 2020
    1 h 26 min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Adjusting to life in Bath, McDonald and Dodds, are called upon to investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy patient.

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Directors
Richard SeniorLaura Scrivano
Supporting actors
Jack RiddifordJames Murray
Producers
Amy Thurgood
Season year
2020
Network
BritBox
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.3 out of 5 stars

312 global ratings

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FrenchChef@HomeReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the pairing of the two leads and their characters
Definitely a new favorite. Reminds me of Inspector Lewis and an updated Miss Marple series mingled together with updated themes and music.
69 people found this helpful
History MajorReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent new British mystery-with-humor
I found this browsing on BritBox. Very entertaining and excellent pairing of two very different detectives. I did find McDonald, the lead detective, a bit over the top. How long would you last with the emotional outbursts? Otherwise she is terrific. Maybe the writers' fault. Love the nebbish-y Dodds who is gray and unassuming but notices things no one else does and spends time in the library getting the info that breaks the case open.

Bath is so beautiful! I hope they include more scenic shots and locations. If this becomes a series, maybe it could do for Bath what Morse did for Oxford. How about a plot around the Roman baths in Bath?

There is a second episode for this first season but it is not yet on Britbox for viewers in the US. Why not? Can't wait.
51 people found this helpful
Tomoro CarpenderReviewed in the United States on September 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyed watching this show!
Verified purchase
This show was fun and interesting with a good plot twist.
30 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great British Detective Show
Great writing, fabulous acting and the two leads are captivating. It’s also great to say that the music is incredible. All in all an entertaining show. Looking forward to the next episode!
48 people found this helpful
Muv62Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it! Hope to see more episodes!
I really enjoyed this show! The combination of the 2 main characters, McDonald and Dobbs is both funny and brilliant. They are so very different personalities, one very driven to succeed, the other has been left in the background for 11 years when McDonald arrives in Bath from London as the new DCI. Yet together, these 2 very different people manage to work together to solve the murder. The setting in Bath is also quite beautiful and adds to the show's appeal for me. I won't list any spoilers here, but if you love a good British murder mystery with a bit of humor mixed in, then give this show a try! In my humble opinion, it is right up there with Midsommer Murders. As my review title says, I really hope there will be more episode very soon!
38 people found this helpful
H. L. L.Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it
In the wonderful tradition of English Detective Series comes another gem. I love Police partners who are opposites and this is what you have here: DCI McDonald is a tough, London cop and DS Dodds is a seeming bumbling idiot who of course turns out to be a genius. They make a stellar pair. The setting is gorgeous Bath in Somerset, England. I needed something light and this delivered. Look forward to the rest of the Season. Sort of like "Rosemary & Thyme" or "Inspector Morse." In English.
28 people found this helpful
MariaReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Show
I like the characters and the storylines. Great show for British mystery lovers.
25 people found this helpful
AquariusX2Reviewed in the United States on September 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, light-hearted
Love these two together. Dobb's is excellent. More please.
20 people found this helpful
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