General Information

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First Air Date: January 30th, 2013
Last Air Date: May 28th, 2014
Created By: Ricky Gervais
Star Casts: Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Barry Martin, Tim Barlow, Arthur Nightingale, Ninette Finch, Margaret Towner, Sheila Collings, Blanche Williams
Aired On: Channel 4
Episode Runtime: 24 minutes
Total Seasons: 2 Seasons
Total Episodes: 12 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: Channel 4 - Derek

Last Updated: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 22:31:28 +0000

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Derek is a loyal nursing home caretaker who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (3 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2012-04-12

Derek introduces us to his world of retirees, autograph hunting and hamster videos. Hannah gets her first shot at romance in a long while and Dougie is busy fixing useless things.

2: The Making of Derek - Aired: 2013-02-27

Ricky Gervais, the writer, director and the actor who plays Derek, gives an exclusive behind the scenes tour and talk about the making of his Channel 4 series.

3: The Special - Aired: 2014-12-22

The award-winning comedy drama by Ricky Gervais returns for one last time. As Broadhill prepares for the wedding of the year, Kev's behaviour proves too much for Hannah.

Series 1 (6 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2013-01-30

A visit from the council sees Broadhill retirement home facing closure. Hannah, the home's manager, rallies together her troops, best mates Derek, Dougie and Kev.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2013-02-06

It's Derek's 50th birthday; what better way to celebrate than with a party at Broadhill retirement home?

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2013-02-13

Derek is desperate to save the life of a baby bird that's fallen from a tree. Some of the residents attend a jumble sale. And Hannah forgets about her date with Tom.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2013-02-20

Derek decides to sell some of his autographs to raise money for the retirement home. But it doesn't go too well when he can't remember who the autographs belong to.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2013-02-27

Derek forms an entertainment committee to discuss plans for a cabaret show at Broadhill. Kev wants to produce a play of his Duran Duran film script, starring staff and residents as the band.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2013-03-06

A much-loved resident is in decline, which sets in motion a sequence of events culminating in the appearance of an unexpected visitor.

Series 2 (6 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2014-04-23

All the old Broadhill faces are back, alongside some new ones. Derek's happy that his dad's moving in, while Tom and Hannah are taking things to another level.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2014-04-30

There are job opportunities at Broadhill so Kev decides to clean up his act. Vicky's taste in men worries Hannah, while a visit from city boy Pete stirs things up for Derek.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2014-05-07

Hannah and Tom have happy news, and Derek's dad Anthony goes on a date with Tom's nan. But matters of the heart are taking a downward turn for Kev, who calls on his brother Cliff for help.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2014-05-14

Derek and the Broadhill gang go on a trip to London Zoo. It's Derek's best day ever, as he meets giraffes, penguins and aardvarks, while Vicky meets the man of her dreams.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2014-05-21

The Meadway animal rescue centre comes to visit, and for Derek that means playing with Ivor. Kev exercises his artistic talents, winding up Hannah in the process, while Derek deals with sad news.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2014-05-28

Derek goes on a date with a girl from a dating website. He's excited but he's also worried about his dad's health. True to form, Geoff nearly ruins things for Derek, but Kev stands up to him.