A Young Doctor's Notebook
The pair play the same doctor at different stages of his life in the four-part series based on stories by Russian doctor-turned-playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. Hamm play sthe older man, who has a series of "bleakly comic" exchanges with his younger self, played by Radcliffe.
The original short story collection, A Country Doctor's Notebook, draws heavily from the author's own experiences as a medical graduate on the eve of the Russian Revolution.
Bulgakov describes a young doctor's turbulent and often brutal introduction to his practice in the backward village of Muryovo. Using a sharply realistic and humorous style, Bulgakov reveals his doubts about his own competence and the immense burden of responsibility, as he deals with a superstitious and poorly educated people struggling to enter the modern age.
First published: Monday 7th January 2013
- Distributor: 2 Entertain
- Region: 2
- Discs: 1
- Catalogue: 2EDVD0780
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