Derek

I’ve been meaning to write about Derek for a few days now. The ads for the new series have drawn my attention to it. So I watched series one at the weekend.

I didn’t think I’d like it.

I didn’t want to like it.

I thought Ricky Gervais would be crass and insensitive.

I was wrong.

It’s not perfect, but it hits a tone and sends some messages.

Watch and tell me what you think.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27019524

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New BBC documentary

There’s a new documentary on the telly this week.

Looking at Older People’s Services in Birmingham.

If it lives up to its billing it will be worth a watch.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2014/15/protecting-our-parents.html

If you are reading this after 17th April I’m sure it’ll be on I player. I’ll post a link when it’s up.