Ricky Gervais has previewed his new TV project 'Derek' with a series of clips, which you can see on Gigwise now.
According to Channel 4, who will broadcast the show next week, Derek Noakes is a tender, innocent man whose love for his job and the people he cares for shines through. He's 49, adores animals, Rolf Harris, Jesus, Deal or No Deal, Million Pound Drop and Britain's Got Talent - but his main hobby is autograph hunting.
Derek works in a retirement home with his mate and landlord, Dougie. Derek cares deeply for old people because they're kind and funny and tell him stories about the olden days.
In the clips, which you can see below, we get an introduction to the character of Derek, his friends and carer - Hannah. Karl Pilkington plays the role of one of Derek's friends in his acting debut.
Derek clip 1
Derek clip 2
Derek clip 3
Derek will air on Channel 4 at 10PM on Thursday April 12th.