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Ricky Gervais on David Brent and getting older

23 April 2014 Last updated at 15:07 BST

From the quirks of David Brent, the white-collar middle-manager in The Office, to the hapless aspiring actor Andy Millman in Extras, Ricky Gervais has been the star and mastermind behind two successful British sitcoms in the last 15 years.

On Wednesday night returns as another one of his well-known characters, the animal-loving care worker Derek.

The series features new residents, a spot of internet dating and a meeting with his estranged father.

Gervais joined BBC Breakfast to talk about David Brent and getting older.