The BEST episodes of McDonald & Dodds

Every episode of McDonald & Dodds ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of McDonald & Dodds!

Two detectives with seemingly nothing in common are thrown together. Wildly ambitious DCI McDonald and the shy DS Dodds forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining, effective partnership as they take on puzzling cases.

Last Updated: 12/11/2023Network: ITV1Status: Continuing
Clouds Across the Moon
115 votes

#1 - Clouds Across the Moon

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/10/2022

On the dawn of All Soul’s Day, the body of a successful Bath businessman is found in a shallow grave in the shadow of the Glastonbury Tor.

Directors: Sasha Ransome
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136 votes

#2 - Belvedere

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/19/2022

When a young woman dies in a busy park in broad daylight, McDonald and Dodds are called in to untangle the mysterious circumstances of her death. Who is she? How did she die surrounded by witnesses? And how is it possible that she is smiling? All roads seem to lead to Professor George Gillan (Alan Davies), a linguistic anthropologist who lives in a rambling mansion with his eccentric mother, Agnes (Sian Phillips), whose 100th birthday is days away. DS Dodds is sure that the house has something to do with the murder, but in uncovering Belvedere’s history, Dodds also unearths secrets in his own past.

Directors: Robert Quinn
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A Wilderness of Mirrors
195 votes

#3 - A Wilderness of Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/8/2020

DCI McDonald and DS Sergeant Dodds are called to a private clinic to investigate the death of a wealthy patient, but find themselves thrown into a world of smoke and mirrors.

Directors: Laura Scrivano
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We Need to Talk About Doreen
142 votes

#4 - We Need to Talk About Doreen

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/7/2021

A girls' weekend away takes a sinister turn, when each one of them becomes a murder suspect.

Directors: Rebecca Rycroft
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The Fall of the House of Crockett
224 votes

#5 - The Fall of the House of Crockett

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/1/2020

When a man is shot in the deserted mansion of one of Bath's most prominent industrialists, newly arrived DCI McDonald and DS Dodds unravel a tangled web of lies.

Directors: Richard Senior
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The War of the Rose
129 votes

#6 - The War of the Rose

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/3/2022

In a case of social media versus reality, a lifestyle influencer dies during a routine nose job, leaving McDonald and Dodds to separate the fact from fiction.

Directors: Ian Aryeh
Writer: Kam Odedra
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The Man Who Wasn't There
168 votes

#7 - The Man Who Wasn't There

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/28/2021

Five friends take a hot-air balloon trip but only four come back down alive, leaving McDonald and Dodds to untangle a complex web of lies spanning 30 years.

Directors: Alex Pillai
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A Billion Beats
129 votes

#8 - A Billion Beats

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/26/2022

The duo are sucked into the fast and furious world of Formula 1 after Bath's famous motorsport dynasty, the Addingtons, report that their up-and-coming driver has died during a sub-3.5-second pit stop. As an F1 fan herself, McDonald won't let patriarch and Team Coach Archie Addington run rings around her, but when a significant someone from her past gets dragged into the investigation, she's thrown off course. But it's one of Dodds' specialisms that leads them to uncover the darker side of success and finally unravel the truth.

Directors: Isher Sahota
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