Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe to return in Sky Arts ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’

Harry Potter star returning in Sky Arts ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories’

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Sky Arts has commissioned a second series of 4 x 30-minute episodes of ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook’.

Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe will reprise their roles, with Hamm playing a Russian doctor during the Russian Revolution, and Radcliffe his younger self.

The series returns to the small village of Muryevo in 1918 to find the Young Doctor (Daniel Radcliffe) battling against an all-consuming morphine addiction. Under the critical gaze of his “clean” older self (Jon Hamm), the Young Doctor struggles to cope with life in the hospital, the Civil War, and the arrival of Natasha, played by fast rising newcomer, Margaret Clunie, a beautiful young aristocrat.  Adam Godley will reprise his role as The Feldsher alongside Rosie Cavaliero and Vicki Pepperdine as Pelageya and Anna respectively. 

The comedy-drama is inspired by a selection of further works by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, including the semi-autobiographical story, Morphine. The series was written by Mark Chappell, Shaun Pye and Alan Connor, based on an idea by Clelia Mountford.

Jon Hamm says: “I’m thrilled to come back to our wonderful, weird, wild world of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. Series one was an absolute blast to work on and I’m looking forward to continuing this bizarre adventure.” 

Daniel Radcliffe says: “I had absolutely no hesitation in agreeing to do a second series of A Young Doctor’s Notebook. I had an incredible time working with the multi talented Jon Hamm and of course am a huge fan of Mikhail Bulgakov’s work and so was thrilled when I was told a second series had been commissioned.  I am also greatly looking forward to working with our new director Robert McKillop and cannot wait to commence filming this summer.” 

The series is produced by Big Talk Productions, in association with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt’s Point West Pictures and is executive produced by Kenton Allen for Big Talk Productions, Jon Hamm for Point West Pictures and Jon Mountague for Sky. The director is Robert McKillop and the producer is Clelia Mountford.
 
James Hunt, Director, Sky Arts says, “I am absolutely thrilled to bring the most talented double act of our generation back to Sky Arts.”
 
A Young Doctor’s Notebook & Other Stories will air in the UK on Sky Arts 1 in Autumn 2013.