The BEST Episodes of Derek

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2019

Network: Channel 4

Derek is a tender, innocent man whose love for his job and the people he cares for shines through. He works in a retirement home with Hannah, a woman unlucky in love, and Dougie, his best friend with a no-nonsense outlook on life. Derek isn't good looking or clever but always kind and always puts other people first.

Episode 6

#1 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 8.77
205 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.51
166 votes
Episode 6

#3 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 8.45
166 votes
Episode 5

#4 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.18
198 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.14
210 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Episode 4

#6 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Derek and the Broad Hill gang go on a trip to London Zoo. It's Derek's best day ever, meeting giraffes, penguins, aardvarks, and in Vicky's case, the man of her dreams. Throughout all the fun Hannah is caught off guard and must deal with the unexpected.

star 8.11
169 votes
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.01
215 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Episode 3

#8 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

star 7.99
168 votes
Episode 2

#9 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

The are some job opportunities at Broadhill and Kev decides to improve his act. Vicky's taste in men concerns Hannah, while a visit from city boy Pete stirs things up for Derek.

star 7.93
175 votes
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 7.90
239 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.82
194 votes
Episode 1

#12 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

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.

star 7.64
336 votes
Directors: Ricky Gervais
Writers: Ricky Gervais