Ricky Gervais Derek

Introducing... A Culture of Kindness in TV and Film

Caroline Frost | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Does TV and film influence us more than we realise? Probably. Are our brains being shaped by the violence, sex and nastiness we see on a daily basis? Most possibly. Is there a way we can stand up and shout when we see positive, surprising, heartwarming stuff on the screen as an antidote to all of the above? Yes, there is! Read on, and prepare to join in from the comfort of your favourite armchair.

WATCH: What Made Ricky Laugh?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

“It’s my favourite thing I’ve ever created or worked on. I love Derek more than any other character. In fact, I wish I were more like him," says...

Ricky Gervais and 'Derek': A Defence

Ed Cripps | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

Derek is genuinely life-affirming. How many sitcoms capture the quiet, gradual, dignified, terrifying, wistful, relief-flecked prospect of death? Of recent comedies, only Jo Brand's masterful Getting On comes close.

Ricky Gervais Has Hardly Ever Watched The US Office

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has admitted that, despite his massive royalty cheques for the US version of The Office, he has very seldom watched the show himself. ...

'Derek' Handed Second Series

Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais' new TV series 'Derek' has been recommissioned for a second series, it has been confirmed. The Channel 4 comedy-drama will return fo...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: - 'Derek' - A Party, A Rap And Some Very Dodgy Wigs

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Derek Episode 5 found the entertainment committee hard at work coming up with a cabaret - the result 'Duran Duran: The Play', based on Kev's script, c...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Derek's Bird, And Dougie's Rage

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Derek's twinkly music set the scene in the customary manner, for what turned out to be the most striking episode yet. I don't know about you, but ...

Comedy Should Be Controversial

Richard Taylor | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Richard Taylor

Assisted suicide is not inherently funny. Or is it? And an intellectual disability should not to be laughed at. Or (wait for it) should it? In amongst all the talk, the outrage and conflicting views I cannot help but think, comedy should be controversial.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Derek - A Compassionate Tale, Lightly Told

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais's most controversial ever character Derek arrived on TV last night in his primetime full-series debut. Was this compassionate, ground-br...

EXCLUSIVE PICTURES: Behind The Scenes Of Ricky Gervais' 'Derek'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais first piloted his new comedy (or is it?) 'Derek' last year in a one-off show for Channel 4. Tonight (Wednesday 30 January) sees the ...

Which Doctor?

Ricky Gervais | Posted 30.12.2012 | Home
Ricky Gervais

A fun-packed week filming on Derek was only marred slightly by the fact that an emergency doctor was called after 24 hours of severe abdominal pain. Examination, urine sample, and blood tests were taken and I was rushed to hospital for a scan.

Gervais' Comedy 'Derek' Granted Full Series

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Derek, Ricky Gervais' comedy drama about a vulnerable man working in an old people's home, has been commissioned for a full series by Channel 4. A ...

Ricky Gervais Eyes Up US Release For 'Derek'

Metro | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Comedy

Ricky Gervais says that he hopes his retirement home comedy Derek will make it to US televisions screens, following the Stateside success of his previ...

We Need to Talk About Derek

Andrea Mann | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Mann

As both a comedy writer and the sister of someone with learning disabilities, to say that I was interested in watching Ricky Gervais's Derek is something of an understatement. That's right: I was mildly intrigued.

Caroline Frost

Derek Review: 'Like Boris Johnson Eating A Pot Noodle'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

There were some things about Derek - Ricky Gervais’s character piece set in an old people’s home - that were uncannily familiar to the comedic tri...

Caroline Frost

Tonight's TV Pick: Will Derek Prove The Gervais Doubters Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has been on a rollercoaster of affection with his viewing public, since "doing the dance" into their consciousness as beleaguered everym...

'Derek's Just Different'

WENN | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has defended his new TV show Derek over concerns the sitcom mocks those with learning difficulties. The British funnyman plays the t...

Ricky Tries Again

WENN | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has filmed a new comedy pilot for Channel 4 - in which he plays a nursing home care worker. The funnyman plays the title role in Dere...