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

Derek

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.

The Special

As Broad Hill prepares for the wedding of the year, Kev's behaviour proves too much for Hannah. Vicky prepares to fill her shoes, while Derek tries to hold the home together.

Further details

Derek. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Brett Goldstein), Hannah (Kerry Godliman), Derek (Ricky Gervais). Copyright: Derek Productions.

Hannah's relationship with Tom blossoms, since he has found a new job close to home.

Vicky finds her true calling in the care industry, whilst Kev realises the true meaning of family.

Meanwhile Derek is still dating Tracey, all the while holding the Retirement Home together with his unique viewpoint on life.

Ricky Gervais says: "I did toy with a third series, particularly after the Emmy nod, but I decided to stick to my usual formula of 2 series and a special. It's a bittersweet experience as always. I'm sorry to end it but I know that leaving something you love and starting something else is always the best thing to do creatively."

The episode will air this Christmas. Phil Clarke, Channel 4's Head of Comedy, says: "Christmas seems a wonderfully fitting time for us to bid farewell to Derek, a show that truly celebrates generosity and goodwill."

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 22nd December 2014
Time
10pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
65 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ricky Gervais Derek
    Kerry Godliman Hannah
    David Earl Kev
    Holli Dempsey Vicky
    Brett Goldstein Tom
    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
    Guest cast
    Joe Wilkinson Cliff
    Vicky Hall Tracey
    Toby Foster Des
    Yvonne Edgell Kev's Mum
    Zita Sattar (as Zita Sitar) Cath
    Dominic Kemp Vicar
    Matthew Ashforde Policeman
    Christina Tam Nurse
    Writing team
    Ricky Gervais Writer
    Production team
    Ricky Gervais Director
    Charlie Hanson Producer
    Ricky Gervais Executive Producer
    Duncan Hayes Executive Producer
    Richard Halladey Editor
    Dennis De Groot Production Designer

    Videos

    Derek - The Final Chapter

    A promotion for the final episode of Derek.

    The Nativity by Derek

    Featuring: Ricky Gervais (Derek), Kerry Godliman (Hannah), David Earl (Kev), Holli Dempsey (Vicky), Brett Goldstein (Tom).

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