A Young Doctor's Notebook. Image shows from L to R: Older Doctor (Jon Hamm), Young Doctor (Daniel Radcliffe). Copyright: Big Talk Productions
A Young Doctor's Notebook

A Young Doctor's Notebook

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Arts
  • 2012 - 2013
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Black comic drama series about a doctor at different ages, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm, based on the work of Mikhail Bulgakov. Also features Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley and Vicki Pepperdine.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

The inexperienced younger doctor is forced to carry out the operation of his career. His older self does little to ease his nerves.

Further details

The young doctor grows increasingly frustrated with his patients, who exploit his naivety and fail to heed his desperate warnings about the dangers of syphilis.

When an eight-year-old girl falls on a lathe, he is also forced to conduct a double amputation. Blinded with panic, his older self does little to put his nerves at ease as he prepares his blunt saw for the operation of his career.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th December 2012
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th December 2012 12:00am Sky Arts
Saturday 15th December 2012 10:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 16th December 2012 1:35am Sky Arts
Monday 17th December 2012 11:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 30th December 2012 9:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 21st February 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 22nd February 2013 1:00am Sky Arts
Sunday 24th February 2013 11:45pm Sky Arts
Thursday 11th April 2013 10:30pm Pick TV
Thursday 29th August 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 30th August 2013 2:00am Sky Arts
Monday 18th November 2013 11:00pm Sky1
Thursday 17th July 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 18th July 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Monday 5th January 2015 9:30pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 15th November 2017 12:00am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Daniel Radcliffe Young Doctor
Jon Hamm Older Doctor
Rosie Cavaliero Pelageya
Adam Godley The Feldsher
Vicki Pepperdine Anna
Guest cast
Shaun Pye Yegorych
Tim Steed NKVD Agent Kirill
Janine Duvitski Belladonna Zbinka (Old Woman)
Rebecca Gethings Margarita (Mother)
Colin Hoult Aleksandr (Father)
Amara Mountford Little Natasha
Steve Speirs Syphilitic Mikhail
Writing team
Mark Chappell Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Alan Connor Writer
Production team
Alex Hardcastle Director
Clelia Mountford Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Jon Hamm Executive Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Dan Cheesbrough Executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Stephen Warbeck Composer

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