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Ricky Gervais' latest series Derek has quietly slipped in under the radar, but I would highly recommend that you get out there and check it out. Centered around it's title character Derek Noakes; a possibly autistic care worker in a home for the elderly, it is possessed of the same tropes, actors and characters that Gervaisophiles have come to love, but is also simultaneously, very different. The humour is as clever and awkward as ever but it is used sparingly. It is the drama that stands at the fore and stands out. The character of Derek is handled beautifully and without malice, as is the plight of both the elderly and the centre. It is something of a special and emotional journey that is well worth the effort (and might even draw a tear from even the coldest of hearts).

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