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 2, Episode 1

It is 1918 and as the Civil War rages through Russia, quiet Mureyvo's Young Doctor is more concerned with hiding his growing morphine addiction from an inspection.

Further details

A Young Doctor's Notebook. Copyright: Big Talk Productions

A letter arrives informing the hospital that the Zemstvo is coming for an inspection, sending the Young Doctor and Pelageya into a panic as they might discover the shortfall in morphine. The shortfall is a quart, or "basically a pond", as Pelageya puts it.

Under the watchful eyes of the Old Doctor, they cover their tracks by filling some morphine bottles with water. A short while later their tranquility is shattered by the arrival of a group of injured Bolshevik soldiers and the Young Doctor must get to work.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st November 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 22nd November 2013 12:10am Sky Arts
Sunday 24th November 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 27th November 2013 10:30pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 24th December 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 29th December 2013 1:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 1st January 2014 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 7th August 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 8th August 2014 3:15am Sky Arts
Monday 19th January 2015 9:00pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 29th 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
Andy Apollo Soldier in Question
Daniel Cerqueira Vlas
Daniel Fearn Standing Patient
Adam Harley Handsome Soldier
Jake Mann Officer of Rank
Gareth Mason Orderly
Geoffrey McGivern (as Geoff McGivern) Pharmacist
Adam McSorley Zemstov Inspector
Writing team
Mark Chappell Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Alan Connor Writer
Production team
Robert McKillop Director
Clelia Mountford Producer
Kenton Allen Executive Producer
Jon Hamm Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Matthew Justice Executive Producer
Dan Cheesbrough Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Mark Henson Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Stephen Warbeck Composer

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