Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.
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 Kev (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jack (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Arthur (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Annie (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Joe (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Prem (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Precious (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Vicky (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Dougie (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Lizzie (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Jill / ... (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Geoff (7 episodes, 2014)
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 Anthony (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
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With Derek, Ricky Gervais forays back into comedy with a sensitive format that sheds awareness along its humorous path. Styled in mockumentary fashion, Derek (Ricky Gervais) is the story of a man who works in a British nursing home, helping to care for its residents. While Derek could be said to suffer somewhat, lacking in some mental faculty, this remains debatable throughout. The story takes place primarily within the nursing home, yet does venture beyond those walls into the world of the norm. The character subjects vary from typically aged to otherwise different-from-norm. Derek's primary colleague is Hannah (Kerry Godliman), who has apparently worked in the home for some time and exhibits great care toward her subjects. Written by Angela T.

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Ricky Gervais has said that with Derek, it was the first time on his career that he thought about doing a third season of a show, instead of his usual two seasons and a special. He finally decided not to jinx it and follow his tradition. See more »

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Worth giving a chance.
8 March 2013 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

I think Ricky is a crazy genius. He loves to make you laugh and he does it very well. With Derek, Ricky has tried to reinvent himself in a way that is so outside the box you would never imagine it unless you were part comic genius and part bloody crazy.

The undertone for the show is a serious look at life, but the core essence for Ricky was to still have fun in his role.

The series is not for everyone and is not for people who don't like to think.

I will say this however: The laughs when they do come are worth the wait. The serious undertones are also well worth the viewing time. I think it will be difficult to keep the show going past season two unless they want to make it into a cryfest, but it has been fun and enjoyable throughout.


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