RTS West of England and ITV Drama present an exclusive screening of new detective drama McDonald & Dodds, shot in the West Country
With a classic crime story at its heart, McDonald & Dodds combines intriguing plots and the journey of two mismatched detectives with warmth and humour.
Age Before Beauty and Primeval actor James Murray also stars as Chief Superintendent John Houseman, alongside Pearl Chanda (Motherland, Endeavour) as DC Laura Simpson and Jack Riddiford (Poldark, Murder On The Orient Express) as DC Darren Craig. Guest actors appearing in the first episode, which will be screened on 27th February, include BAFTA, Tony and Oliver Award winner Robert Lindsay (Bounty Hunters), Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones), Susannah Fielding (This Time With Alan Partridge), Rosalie Craig (Company) and Navin Chowdhry (Next Of Kin)/
McDonald & Dodds is executive produced by Robert Murphy and by Preethi Mavahalli and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, and filmed on location in the West Country, as well as at The Bottle Yard Studios. Amy Thurgood has produced the series, whilst Richard Senior directed the first episode and Laura Scrivano the second. ITV’s Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones, has overseen production of the drama from the channel’s perspective.
The screening on 27th Feb starts at 6pm prompt, so please arrive for 5.45pm. The episode is 90 mins and will be followed by a brief Q&A with Robert Murphy (Creator, Writer, Exec Producer), Damien Timmer (Exec Producer), Jason Watkins (DS Dodds) and Amy Thurgood (Producer). Hosted by Lynn Barlow, Chair of RTS West of England.
No under 18s.