Brand new detective drama McDonald & Dodds starts on ITV/STV/UTV this Spring.
A series of feature-length crime mysteries comprising of two intriguing stories in its first outing, it stars BAFTA winner Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia.
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.
Andy Gibson for The TV Chronicle