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A Young Doctor’s Notebook: How We Adapted Mikhail Bulgakov

5 December 2012

Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm in A Young Doctor's Notebook

A piece for the Guardian about A Young Doctor’s Notebook: how we adapted the short stories for the screen and why Daniel Radcliffe and Jon Hamm are playing the same nameless doctor:

Our focus was the emotional core of the hospital tales: the hardening of the junior medic. In Bulgakov’s book, in interior monologue, the young doctor wonders how a more experienced practitioner might react, wishing he had the composure of his future self. But as the story Morphine warns us, that older self may not be wiser; he might, in fact, be a junkie. We wanted to incorporate that story: on screen, the older doctor (Hamm) is right there for the younger (Radcliffe) to talk to; but he turns out to be a damaged man: nostalgic, regretful, not above the occasional pratfall.

A Young Doctor's Notebook - as seen on TV

An extra treat in the past week has been seeing Hugh Aplin’s and Michael Glenny’s translations now sporting AS SEEN ON TV labels

Mark Chappell writing A Young Doctor's Notebook

Mark Chappell in the office where we wrote AYDN

A Young Doctor's Notebook design department

In the design department

Shaun Pye as Yegorych

Shaun Pye relaxing on set

Models for the set of A Young Doctor's Notebook

Models for the hospital set

Alan Connor and Daniel Radcliffe

‘The cultured miller’ asks YD for a diagnosis

A Young Doctor's Notebook scripts

Oxford Textbook of Medicine...

A Young Doctor's Notebook