Starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe in the leads, the anticipated mini-series, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, stars airing here in the UK early next month, and after a handful of great first-look images last week, Sky have debuted the first trailer for the programme.
The four-part mini-series will be airing on Sky Arts 1 (and Sky Arts 1 HD) from 6th December, and when you have the likes of Hamm and Radcliffe front and centre of a programme, the odds are pretty good it’s going to be a success.
“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 playing in the US, but here’s to hoping it will get a great reception here next month, and that that will lead to its airing in the US. For now, here’s the first trailer to give you an idea of what we have to look forward to. Enjoy.