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.

A Young Doctor's Notebook

A Young Doctor's Notebook

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and Mad Men's Jon Hamm are to star in a comedy drama about the Russian revolution on Sky Arts.

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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  • Published: Thursday 26th July 2012
  • Distributor: Alma Classics
  • Catalogue: 9781847492869

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