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

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From hesitation to tears to love
13 September 2013 | by jsiroshtonSee all my reviews

I am a British born cynic and lover of biting comedy and satire, that is what I love and expect from Misters Gervaise and Pilkington and I must admit that the first episode left me feeling less than impressed. I kept waiting for a knowing wink,the shoe to drop, everything seemed so heartfelt and schmaltzy, surely there was a punch line?

Giving in to sincerity and allowing ourselves to be emotionally exposed in life is where the magic can happen, like falling in love we have to lower our guard and put our cynicism behind us. Derek wears it's heart on its sleeve and if you are brave enough to watch with your heart you will be richly rewarded.


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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

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Production Co:

Derek Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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