Friday 20 July 2018

Ian O'Doherty: Um, slightly missing the point?

I must admit, I approached the latest Ricky Gervais pilot with a rather large degree of trepidation.

After all, he's not exactly renowned for his sensitivity, so the fact that the programme Derek was about an educationally challenged volunteer worker in a care home was enough to have most of us fearing the worst.

And then, to my complete shock and amazement, it turned out that Derek was actually an incredibly sweet and tender portrayal of a guy who, despite facing all the challenges society can put up to him, remains an incredibly decent soul. The kind of bloke you would root for and admire in real life.

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