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


  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2012 - 2014
  • 14 episodes (2 series)

Bittersweet comedy drama written by and starring Ricky Gervais as a worker in a retirement home. Also features Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Holli Dempsey, Brett Goldstein, Karl Pilkington and more.


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Series 2, Episode 1

Derek. Image shows from L to R: Anthony (Tony Rohr), Hannah (Kerry Godliman), Derek (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions
A year has gone by since we last visited Broad Hill Retirement Home and there's some new residents, additions to the staff and the welcome return of a few familiar faces.

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Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Channel 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Ricky Gervais Derek
Kerry Godliman Hannah
David Earl Kev
Holli Dempsey Vicky
Brett Goldstein Tom
Karl Pilkington Dougie
Tony Rohr Anthony
Kay Noone Lizzie
Tim Barlow Jack
Arthur Nightingale Arthur
Sheila Collings Sheila
Margaret Towner Edna
Prem Modgil Prem
Barry Martin Joe
Blanche Williams Precious
Ninette Finch Annie
Laura June Hudson Jill
Colin Hoult Geoff
Writing team
Ricky Gervais Writer
Production team
Ricky Gervais Director
Charlie Hanson Producer
Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
Duncan Hayes Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Lucy Fewell Production Designer
Anne Chmelewsky (as Anne Chmelews) Composer


A Few of My Favourite Things

Derek learns how it used to be done, the simple and straight forward way.

Featuring: Ricky Gervais (Derek), Kerry Godliman (Hannah), David Earl (Kev), Holli Dempsey (Vicky), Brett Goldstein (Tom), Tony Rohr (Anthony) & Ninette Finch (Annie).


Derek is a lover of all things, even spiders.

Featuring: Ricky Gervais (Derek), Kerry Godliman (Hannah), David Earl (Kev) & Karl Pilkington (Dougie).

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