Ricky plays Derek Noakes, a simple soul whose love for his job at a retirement home shines through. He also loves animals, Britain's Got Talent and Deal Or No Deal.
Karl Pilkington also takes on his first acting role as Derek's best mate, and retirement home caretaker, Dougie.
A visit from the council sees the home facing closure, and manager Hannah sets about rallying the troops to raise funds to keep the place open.
During the crisis, a visit from the Meadway animal rescue centre and an outburst from Dougie put smiles back on everyone's faces.
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Derek, C4, 10pm
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