Series 1 - Episode 5



Lord knows Derek has its ups and downs, but however syrupy or preachy it gets, it’s worth watching just for Karl Pilkington’s turn as Dougie. The world-weary caretaker doesn’t have a lot to do tonight, but one despairing speech he has is worth the price of admission on its own. Dougie is roped in to helping with a cabaret night, the centrepiece of which will be a performance of loutish Kevin’s play about Duran Duran, apparently the only thing he cares about besides sex and Special Brew. Meanwhile, a would-be rapper is on community service at the home.


Broadhill retirement home wants to host a cabaret show and Derek forms an entertainment committee to discuss plans for the evening. Kev is keen to produce a play of the Duran Duran film script he wrote back in 1998, while a new community service worker (Doc Brown) volunteers to demonstrate his rapping skills, even though elderly people are not exactly his usual audience. Comedy drama, written by and starring Ricky Gervais.

Cast & Crew

Derek Ricky Gervais
Hannah Kerry Godliman
Dougie Karl Pilkington
Kev David Earl
Deon Doc Brown
Vicky Holli Dempsey
Tom Brett Goldstein
Joe Barry Martin
Arthur Arthur Nightingale
Jack Tim Barlow
Sheila Sheila Collings
Lizzie Kaye Noone
Salo Salo Gardner
Edna Margaret Towner
Prem Prem Modgil
Precious Blanche Williams
Annie Ninette Finch
Mary Ruth Bratt
Director Ricky Gervais
Executive Producer Ricky Gervais
Series Producer Charlie Hanson
Writer Ricky Gervais
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Drama Comedy