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About DEREK & Episode Guides

About DEREK & Episode Guides

Derek Premiered on Channel 4 on January 30, 2013

About the Show:
Ricky Gervais writes, directs and stars in this one-off comedy drama about a group of people on society's margins. Derek works in a retirement home with his landlord Dougie. He adores animals, Rolf Harris and TV, but his main hobby is autograph-hunting. With Kerry Godliman and Karl Pilkington in his debut acting role.


Actor’s name

Character’s name

David EarlKev
Karl PilkingtonDougie
Kerry GodlimanHannah
Ricky GervaisDerek Noakes

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Season 1

Episode 1: (Jan/30/2013)
Broadhill retirement home faces closure following a visit from the council. Hannah, the home's manager attempts to rally troops including best mates Derek, Dougie and Kev, and together they set to work raising their own funds for the home.

Episode 2: (Feb/06/2013)
Derek's 50th birthday is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a party at Broadhill retirement home. He wants JLS, Susan Boyle and Stacey Solomon for music, and vol-au-vents, sausage rolls and chicken kiev to eat.

Episode 3: (Feb/13/2013)
Today is a day like no other at Broadhill retirement home. Derek is watching Dougie as he attempts to repair a table's wobbly leg as he discovers a baby bird that's fallen from a tree. Derek is desperate to save bird's life and rushes inside to announce the emergency and ask Hannah to call Rolf Harris or Bill Oddie. Derek and some of the residents also attend a jumble sale and it is also date night for Tom and Hannah, but she's forgotten about it.

Episode 4: (Feb/20/2013)
Derek decides to sell some of his autographs so that he can raise money for the retirement home. An outing to the beach for some of the residents means a blissful afternoon in the sunshine. Hannah stays behind to welcome a new resident, Mrs Shaw, whose daughter Rebecca recognises her from school.

Episode 5: (Feb/27/2013)
Broadhill retirement homehas decided to host a cabaret show and Derek creates an entertainment committee to discuss plans for the evening. A new community service worker called Deon joins the team working at the home.

Episode 6: (Mar/06/2013)
Hannah gets a phone call from a man who claims to be Derek's estranged father. She tells Derek and asks him whether he would like to arrange a meeting with him but Derek doesn't want to know.


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Season 2

Episode 1: (Apr/23/2014)
Derek is feeling pleased that his dad's moving in while Tom and Hannah are taking things to a complete new level. Dougie and Vicky have no time for new volunteer Geoff.

Episode 2: (Apr/30/2014)
The are some job opportunities at Broadhill and Kev decides to improve his act. Vicky's taste in men concerns Hannah.

Episode 3: (May/07/2014)
Hannah and Tom have some good news, and Derek's father Anthony goes on a date with Tom's gran called Annie.

Episode 4: (May/14/2014)
Derek and the gang enjoy a trip to London Zoo. Hannah ends up being caught off guard and has to try and deal with deal with the unexpected.

Episode 5: (May/21/2014)
The Meadway animal rescue centre pays a visit, and gives Derek the chance to play with Ivor. Kev shows off his artistic talents, winding up Hannah along the way.

Episode 6: (May/28/2014)
Derek goes out on a date with a girl he has come to know from a dating website. Geoff nearly ruins things for him though but Kev stands up to him.

contributed by codebreaker