British Comedy Guide

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

Sky Arts comedy drama. 8 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2013. Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm, Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley and Vicki Pepperdine.

Series 2, Episode 2

Freshly rehabilitated, the Old Doctor is attacked aboard a train for his morphine addiction. In 1918, the Young Doctor falls in love with a beautiful aristocrat.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th November 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes

Full synopsis

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

The Old Doctor is on a train when his notebook is suddenly thrown at his head by Vlas, a fellow traveller, who tells him he hates morphine addicts. The Doctor replies that there's more to the notebook's author than morphine, before realising how many pages have been used for toilet paper.

Meanwhile, the Young Doctor is shambolically attempting to replace the morphine that has been taken by the now departed Bolshevik soldiers.

The following day, the White Guard arrive at the hospital, asking for medical assistance for a particularly badly wounded soldier. The Young Doctor meets the soldier's sister Natasha, a beautiful aristocrat who insists all the staff join the White Guard for dinner.

After accidentally shooting himself in the foot, the Young Doctor ends his relationship with Pelageya and confesses his feelings to Natasha, but she reveals she is betrothed.


  1. Thursday 28th November 2013 at 23.50
  2. Sunday 1st December 2013 at 22.00
  3. Wednesday 4th December 2013 at 22.30
  4. Tuesday 24th December 2013 at 21.30
  5. Sunday 29th December 2013 at 02.00
  6. Wednesday 1st January 2014 at 23.00
  7. Thursday 14th August 2014 at 21.00
  8. Friday 15th August 2014 at 02.45
  9. Monday 19th January 2015 at 21.30 on Sky Arts 2

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Daniel Radcliffe Young Doctor
Jon Hamm Older Doctor
Rosie Cavaliero Pelageya
Adam Godley The Feldsher
Vicki Pepperdine Anna
Guest cast
Daniel Cerqueira Vlas
Margaret Clunie Natasha
Charles Edwards The Colonel
Tom Forbes Anatoliy
Writing team
Mark Chappell Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Alan Connor Writer
Production team
Robert McKillop Director
Clelia Mountford Producer
Kenton Allen Exec Producer
Jon Hamm Exec Producer
Lucy Lumsden Exec Producer
Matthew Justice Exec Producer
Dan Cheesbrough Exec Producer
Jon Mountague Exec Producer
Dennis De Groot Production Designer
Stephen Warbeck Composer
Mark Henson Editor

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