A Young Doctor's Notebook Series 2 details announced

Monday 22nd July 2013 @ 2:28pm by Aaron

A Young Doctor's Notebook. Image shows from L to R: Young Doctor (Daniel Radcliffe), Older Doctor (Jon Hamm). Image credit: Big Talk Productions.The second series of gory comedy drama A Young Doctor's Notebook will be broadcast by Sky Arts later this year, the broadcaster has confirmed.

As reported in April, Hollywood stars Jon Hamm (Mad Man) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will both return to play the elder and younger self of a Russian doctor in the early 20th Century.

The 4-part series, broadcast under the channel's Playhouse Presents strand of comedies and dramas, will now be known as A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories, as it breaks away from the original auto-biographical comic tales of Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov.

The first series was based on his short stories collection, A Country Doctor's Notebook, whilst the second is "inspired by a selection of [his] further works".

Series 2 will return to the small village of Muryevo in 1918 to find the Young Doctor (Daniel Radcliffe) battling against an all-consuming morphine addiction. Under the critical gaze of his "clean" older self (Jon Hamm), the Young Doctor struggles to cope with life in the hospital, the Civil War, and the arrival of Natasha, played by newcomer Margaret Clunie, a beautiful young aristocrat.

Daniel Radcliffe said in a statement today: "I had absolutely no hesitation in agreeing to do a second series of A Young Doctor's Notebook. I had an incredible time working with the multi talented Jon Hamm and of course am a huge fan of Mikhail Bulgakov's work and so was thrilled when I was told a second series had been commissioned. I am also greatly looking forward to working with our new director, Robert McKillop, and cannot wait to commence filming this summer."

Hamm says: "I'm thrilled to come back to our wonderful, weird, wild world of A Young Doctor's Notebook. Series One was an absolute blast to work on and I'm looking forward to continuing this bizarre adventure."

A Big Talk production, the series is written by Mark Chappell, Shaun Pye and Alan Connor. Series 2 will be directed by Robert McKillop and produced by Clelia Mountford.

Adam Godley will reprise his role as The Feldsher, alongside Rosie Cavaliero as Pelageya and Vicki Pepperdine as Anna.

James Hunt, Director of Sky Arts, says: "I am absolutely thrilled to bring the most talented double act of our generation back to Sky Arts. A Young Doctor's Notebook was the channel's most successful programme to date and was unanimously loved by our customers. It is a perfect fit for our Playhouse Presents strand with its world class talent both on and off screen."

Sky Head of Comedy, Lucy Lumsden said: "We're delighted that this supremely talented cast has been able to reunite in another dose of the darkly comic series A Young Doctor's Notebook."

Series 1 was broadcast on the four consecutive Thursday evenings of December 2012, and is now available to buy on DVD.

Both series will be broadcast in North America by the Ovation arts television network, from an unknown date late in 2013 or during 2014.

Here is the trailer for the first series of the comedy:


Our Guide to 'A Young Doctor's Notebook'

 

Latest News

Al Murray to take over ITV adverts

Al Murray to take over ITV adverts

A group of comedians including Al Murray and Andi Osho will take over an entire advert break during ITV's soap opera Emmerdale.

E4 orders Bad Robots hidden camera show

E4 orders Bad Robots hidden camera show

E4 has ordered Bad Robots, a hidden camera show in which various electronic machines are rigged up to prank members of the public.

Actress Dora Bryan dies aged 91

Actress Dora Bryan dies aged 91

Prolific actress Dora Bryan, who featured in comedies as diverse as Catterick, dinnerladies, and Carry On Sergeant, has died.

Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire

Chris Barrie expresses interest in reviving The Brittas Empire

Chris Barrie has expressed an interest in starring in a revival of the hit 1990s BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire.

Some Girls Series 3 begins filming

Some Girls Series 3 begins filming

Filming has started on Series 3 of BBC Three sitcom Some Girls.

Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune

Bill Bailey pilots a revival of Name That Tune

Bill Bailey has hosted a pilot episode of a revival of the classic TV quiz show format Name That Tune.

Get More News

In The Press

In The Press

The latest press clippings from the newspapers and various internet blogs.

Newsletter

Newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list to get news and more in your inbox every Monday.

Twitter

Twitter Feed

You can follow us on Twitter too. We post the latest news and gossip every evening.

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Subscribe to our RSS feed to get our headlines in your news reader software.

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan Outtakes

Steve Coogan has been recording some voiceovers. Here's some of the funny ones which got cut out. Watch

COFILMIC submissions open

COFILMIC submissions open

The annual COFILMIC Film Festival has opened submissions for its 2014 competition. Read

Female directors funding

Female directors funding

iShorts+: Funny Girls is a new funding programme with 50,000 pounds to invest in female filmmakers. Read

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman blog

Carly Smallman reveals how, after appearing on TV, she received lots of abuse about how she looks. Read

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep wins

Shaun The Sheep has been named via a poll as the nation's most popular BBC children's character. Read

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Hitchhikers Hacking Guide

Anti-virus firm Norton have released a guide to hacking in the style of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. Read

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott interview

Terry Mynott talks about the return of the 'sleeper hit' sitcom The Mimic, and how to do impressions. Read

People Just Do Nothing

People Just Do Nothing

An interview with MC Grindah and DJ Beats, the characters at the centre of BBC3's People Just Do Nothing. Read