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 3

Pelageya is taken critically ill but the Young Doctor is too infatuated with Natasha to care. Meanwhile, the Older Doctor begins writing an opera.

Further details

A Young Doctor's Notebook. Young Doctor (Daniel Radcliffe). Copyright: Big Talk Productions

Pelageya is sick with either malaria or typhus as the Young Doctor becomes more fixated with Natasha. Meanwhile, his older self boasts that he is writing an opera in an attempt at cathartic self-discovery.

The Feldsher and the colonel of the White Guard discover a badly wounded soldier and bring him to the Young Doctor. Natasha is eager to know if he has any information about her fiancé, a White Guard General, and the Young Doctor lies, telling her he died in battle.

The Young Doctor heads to his quarters, convinced Natasha will visit him. His older self becomes angry with him, telling him he should be looking after Pelageya and that his obsession with Natasha is as self-destructive as his addiction to morphine.

The Young Doctor finally visits the dying Pelageya, mainly to retrieve a reusable condom he thinks is in her room. He behaves with indifference as the Older Doctor reacts with disgust at his younger self.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th December 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 5th December 2013 11:45pm Sky Arts
Sunday 8th December 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 11th December 2013 10:30pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 24th December 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 29th December 2013 2:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 1st January 2014 11:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 21st August 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 22nd August 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Monday 26th January 2015 9:00pm Sky Arts 2
Wednesday 6th December 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
Daniel Cerqueira Vlas
Margaret Clunie Natasha
Charles Edwards The Colonel
Tommy Forbes (as Tom Forbes) Anatoliy
Mat Ruttle Viciously Mauled Soldier
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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