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Derek 

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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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2014   2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ricky Gervais ...  Derek / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Kerry Godliman ...  Hannah 14 episodes, 2012-2014
David Earl David Earl ...  Kev 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Tim Barlow ...  Jack 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ...  Arthur 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Margaret Towner Margaret Towner ...  Edna 13 episodes, 2013-2014
Ninette Finch ...  Annie 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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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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Comedy | Drama

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Gervais had actually come up with the character of Derek some 15 years before this program was made. In his first incarnation, Derek was simply a nerdy autograph hunter. This was referenced by having Kev be an autograph hunter. See more »

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Brilliant and heartwarming
12 February 2013 | by FreddieDouglasSee all my reviews

Derek is a comedy drama, about an odd but selfless worker at a care home played by Ricky Gervais, and the rest of his friends who work there.

I admit the first time I watched the pilot for Derek, I didn't think it was that great. I didn't laugh that much and I thought it was boring. However, watching it a second time, and watching the first 2 episodes, I think its fantastic. Like Gervais' masterpiece the Office, its something you have to watch more than once to "get", but once you do, its fantastic. The funny parts truly made me laugh out loud (very loud I may add) and its brilliant as a drama. The characters are funny, believable and likable. The character of Derek's disability is treated in a way that is funny, but still respectful. Karl Pilkington is hilarious (and especially brilliant at the end of the second episode). The episodes are very heartwarming, and each so far has given me a weird feeling of both happiness and sadness at the end.

Its not a blatant laugh out loud comedy like I and many may have expected, but so far its a fantastic comedy drama with a lot to say about whats really important in life: friendship (not trying to sound too soppy).

Definitely give it a chance, and you will be rewarded :)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дерек See more »

Filming Locations:

Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK

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Derek Productions See more »
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