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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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.

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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

Monday 22nd December 2014
Channel 4
65 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 11:10am 4seven
Wednesday 24th December 2014 10:00pm 4seven
Sunday 28th December 2014 11:35pm 4seven

Cast & crew

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 Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Dennis De Groot Production Designer


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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