Derek (2012– )

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Derek is a loyal nursing home caretaker 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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 Derek / ... (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kerry Godliman ...
 Hannah (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
David Earl ...
 Kev (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Tim Barlow ...
 Jack (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Arthur Nightingale ...
 Arthur (14 episodes, 2012-2014)
Margaret Towner ...
 Edna (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ninette Finch ...
 Annie (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Prem Modgil ...
 Prem (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Barry Martin ...
 Joe (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sheila Collings ...
 Sheila (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Blanche Williams ...
 Precious (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Tom (11 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Vicky (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Dougie (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
Kay Noone ...
 Lizzie (8 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Anthony (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Laura June Hudson ...
 Jill / ... (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Colin Hoult ...
 Geoff (6 episodes, 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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Faultless, joyous, cathartic.
12 March 2013 | by (england) – See all my reviews

I cannot speak higher of this series. It has made me laugh with unforgettable scenes and lines, and it has broken my heart with biting reminders of our society, mortality and reflections of our selfish natures.

I cannot thank Gervais enough for such a beautiful and poignant character.

A very pure and indomitable representation of the only people in our world that will ever know altruism.

Highly recommended for the highest highs and teary lows.

Jack


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