The hit ITV crime show returns to screens this Sunday with the return of the duo McDonald & Dodds.

The first episode in the series follows the story of a young woman who dies in a busy park in broad daylight, leading to the pair to be called to untangle the mysterious circumstance of her death.

The evidence leads to Professor George Gillan, a linguistic anthropologist who lives in a rambling mansion with his eccentric mother, whose 100th birthday is days away.

Dodds is sure that the house has something to do with the murder, but in uncovering its history, Dodds also unearths secrets in his own past.

McDonald & Dodds full cast list and how to watch (ITV)

The series stars Jason Watkins who has appeared in many popular shows including Taboo, Trolled and W1A.

Full cast list for McDonald & Dodds:

  • DS Dodds: Jason Watkins
  • DCI Lauren McDonald: Tala Gouveia
  • DC Milena Paciorkowsk: iLily Sacofsky
  • DSI Mary Ormond: Claire Skinner
  • DC Samuel Goldie: Charlie Chambers
  • DC Martin Malik: Danyal Ismail
  • Paula Monksford: Holly Aird
  • James Langmere: Gabriel Bisset-Smith
  • George Gillian: Alan Davies
  • DCI Kevin Newman: Tim Delap

How to watch McDonald & Dodds:

You can catch the new series of the crime show at 8pm on Sunday 19 June on ITV and ITV Hub.

The show will have four episodes each airing weekly at the same time.