Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe, A Young Doctor’s Notebook is sure to give Sky a big ratings boost when it airs in the UK early next month. Hamm is of course well known for his unparalleled performance as Don Draper in AMC’s Mad Men, and Radcliffe is diversifying his credits nicely following the end of Harry Potter.
The four-part mini-series will be airing on Sky Arts 1 (and Sky Arts 1 HD) in early December, and now the first images from the series have been released. We can’t wait to see how Hamm and Radcliffe interact on the small screen.
“A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
Recounting from his notebooks, the Doctor considers his life and career as he tries to treat the patients of a village that is struggling to enter the modern age. Dealing not only with the superstitious and poorly educated patients but with his own inner demons, the doctor reveals doubts about his own competence and struggles with the immense burden of medical responsibility.
Jon Hamm takes on the role of the older doctor, who has a series of bleakly comic exchanges with his younger self, played by Daniel Radcliffe.”
Alex Hardcastle (Suburgatory, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) is directing, with Mark Chappell, Shaun Pye, and Alan Connor penning the scripts.
A Young Doctor’s Notebook will begin airing in the UK on 6th December. No word yet on when or where it will be airing in the US, but hopefully viewers across the Atlantic can look forward to it soon. For now, here are the great first images, which you can click through to enlarge.