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 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.

Further details

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th November 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 28th November 2013 11:50pm Sky Arts
Sunday 1st December 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 4th December 2013 10:30pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 24th December 2013 9:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 29th December 2013 2:00am Sky Arts
Wednesday 1st January 2014 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 14th August 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 15th August 2014 2:45am Sky Arts
Monday 19th January 2015 9:30pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 29th November 2017 12:30am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

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
Tommy Forbes (as Tom Forbes) Anatoliy
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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