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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 ...  Kev 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Tim Barlow ...  Jack 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Arthur Nightingale Arthur Nightingale ...  Arthur 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Ninette Finch ...  Annie 14 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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Karl Pilkington shot all of his scenes for the first series in 12 days. See more »

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Featured in The Making of Derek (2013) See more »

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Grab an entire case of Kleenex.
29 July 2014 | by loveable_p_chanSee all my reviews

This is one of the most sophisticated, deep, and emotional series ever made. It bittersweet and always brings out the light in the darkness that is life. It takes on heavy subjects and leaves you wanting to become a better person. Not too many shows I can think of affect lives like this. If you think you will like it, watch, if you think you will hate it, watch at least the first two episodes before you criticize it. If it leaves you with nothing, then fair enough, but I promise it will.

It's only flaw is that there isn't enough episodes to satisfy avid fans.

Ricky, you are an amazing writer and producer, and you made me want to be a better person.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Broadstairs, Kent, England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

Derek Productions See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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