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McDonald and Dodds season 2 - new trailer features first glimpse of guest star Martin Kemp

McDonald and Dodds season 2
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McDonald and Dodds season 2 promises to be just as brilliant as the first

McDonald and Dodds season 2 will see Tala Gouveia and Jason Watkins return as the unlikely crime-fighting duo.

Following the huge success of the first, which is available to watch on BritBox and the ITV Hub, the pair are set for more adventures in 2021.

McDonald and Dodds season 2 release date

McDonald and Dodds will return to ITV on Sunday 28 February at 8pm. There will be three new fims, although it's not been confirmed yet when the second and third films will air.

What’s the plot?

What we know so far is that the new series will again be set in picturesque Bath. Ambitious McDonald (Tala Gouveia) now has more faith in her quietly brilliant partner Dodds (Jason Watkins) after they cracked two cases in the previous series.

The first episode is called The Man Who Wasn’t There. It follows a group of famous friends - who live together - whose careers started to take off in the 1980s. When they go on a surprise hot air balloon trip, they’re joined by their other housemate Frankie. But Frankie doesn’t make it out of the hot air balloon alive…

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The story has been filmed in the West Country.

ITV’s Drama Commissioner Huw Kennair Jones said: “We’re delighted with the audience reaction to the first series of McDonald and Dodds. The two characters couldn’t be further apart, which is what makes the series so intriguing to watch.  They shouldn’t have chemistry, but they do, and they work brilliantly in partnership which is testimony to Robert’s script and Tala and Jason for bringing McDonald & Dodds to life.”

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What’s the cast of McDonald and Dodds season 2?

Sarah Parish

Sarah Parish will guest star (Photo by Mauro Fagiani/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tala Gouveia and Jason Watkins return in the leading roles. Guest stars include Saira Choudhry, Rosie Day, Nitin Ganatra, Nicholas Goh, Siobhan Hewlett, Sarah Parish, Martin Kemp, Rob Brydon and Rhashan Stone

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Is there a trailer?

Yes, a new trailer has landed and it sees someone seemingly falling to their death from a hot air balloon! We also see a scene involving Martin Kemp's character, who declares: "You're trying to get us to turn on each other, we're unbreakable." Plus there's a glimpse of another famous guest star, Rob Brydon.


McDonald and Dodds season 2 will begin Sunday 28 February at 8pm on ITV (see our TV Guide for full listings).