Derek. Image shows from L to R: Dougie (Karl Pilkington), Derek (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions.


Channel 4 sitcom set in a retirement home. 15 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Holli Dempsey and others.


Derek. Derek (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions.
Derek Noakes is a tender, innocent man whose love for his job and the people he cares for shines through.


This episode was commissioned as a pilot and broadcast as a "one-off" by unsure Channel 4 bosses.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th April 2012
Channel 4
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ricky Gervais Derek
Kerry Godliman Hannah
David Earl Kev
Brett Goldstein Tom
Karl Pilkington Dougie
Kay Noone Lizzie
Tim Barlow Jack
Arthur Nightingale Arthur
Ruth Bratt Mary
Guest cast
Joan Linder Joan
Vilma Hollingbery Elsie
Grace Willis Chav in pub
Hana Minett Chav in pub
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
Valerio Bonelli Editor
Anna Higginson Production Designer

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