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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Ricky Gervais
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Ricky Gervais ...  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 Nightingale ...  Arthur 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Ninette Finch ...  Annie 13 episodes, 2012-2014
Margaret Towner Margaret Towner ...  Edna 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Sheila Collings Sheila Collings ...  Sheila 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Barry Martin Barry Martin ...  Joe 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Prem Modgil Prem Modgil ...  Prem 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Blanche Williams Blanche Williams ...  Precious 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Brett Goldstein ...  Tom 11 episodes, 2012-2014
Holli Dempsey ...  Vicky 10 episodes, 2013-2014
Karl Pilkington ...  Dougie 8 episodes, 2012-2014
Kay Noone Kay Noone ...  Lizzie 8 episodes, 2012-2014
Laura June Hudson ...  Jill / ... 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Colin Hoult Colin Hoult ...  Geoff 7 episodes, 2014
Tony Rohr ...  Anthony 7 episodes, 2013-2014
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Storyline

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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Kindness Is Magic

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Comedy | Drama

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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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One of the best TV shows I've ever seen, period.
30 September 2014 | by woodburycalebSee all my reviews

In Derek, the acting is phenomenal, the story is phenomenal, and the characters are...do I need to finish that sentence? It'll make you laugh, and ACTUALLY make you cry. This show is an original (not just a Netflix original). When I first saw a trailer for this, it appeared to me that it was going to be a dumb sitcom that uses a mentally handicapped main-character for cheap laughs. I couldn't be more wrong, the character's are interesting, unique, likable (usually) and very real. The structure and style alone make this TV show unlike any other. I'm shocked that this show actually has a rating below 9 stars, the first four episodes I've seen have been perfect. Derek isn't good, it's not great, it's marvelous.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK

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Derek Productions See more »
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16:9 HD
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