Scrub up! We're taking you for an exclusive look behind the scenes of our favourite Russian hospital, and Daniel Radcliffe reveals how he was almost tricked into recording opera vocals for the new series.
Series 2 Episode 1 preview Clip - The Shortfall
There's a morphine shortfall the size of a pond and Young Doctor thinks he knows how to fix it. By changing the past!Episode Guide for episode 1:
It's 1918 and civil war rages throughout Russia, but has yet to reach the remote hospital in Mureyvo. The Young Doctor and midwife, Pelageya, are in a relationship, albeit one based primarily on the fact she is able to both facilitate and conceal his morphine addiction. Skip to 1935 and an upbeat, rehabilitated Older Doctor is in Moscow being discharged from the institution he was sent to at the end of series one. He returns to his memories of 1918 through his notebook and in contrast to the first series, he now loves life and is no longer sneering towards his younger self.source: sky.com
The hospital learn that the Zemstvo is coming for an inspection, sending the Young Doctor and Pelageya into a panic as they might uncover the morphine shortfall.
But under the cynical eyes of the Older Doctor, they cover their tracks by re-filling the morphine bottles with water. The arrival of a group of injured Bolshevik soldiers means the Young Doctor's skills are fully tested.