A bitter-sweet comedy drama. Ricky Gervais is Derek Noakes, a tender, innocent autograph hunter who works in a retirement home with Dougie (Karl Pilkington) and Hannah (Kerry Godliman).
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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.
It's Derek's 50th birthday; what better way to celebrate than with a party at Broadhill retirement home?
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 later it's date night for Tom and Hannah, but she's forgotten.
Derek decides to sell some of his autographs in order to raise money for the retirement home. But it doesn't go too well when he can't remember who the autographs belong to.
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, casting staff and residents as the band.
In the final episode of the first series, a much-loved resident is in decline, which sets in motion a sequence of events culminating in the appearance of an unexpected visitor.
All the old Broadhill faces are back, alongside some new ones. Derek's happy that his dad's moving in, while Tom and Hannah are taking things to another level.
There are job opportunities at Broadhill so Kev decides to clean up his act. Vicky's taste in men worries Hannah, while a visit from city boy Pete stirs things up for Derek.
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.
Derek and the Broadhill 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.
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.
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.
The award-winning bittersweet comedy drama returns for one last time in this special finale show. As Broadhill prepares for the wedding of the year, Kev's behaviour proves too much for Hannah.