Ricky Gervais has today Tweeted some links for his new comedy show Derek, starting on Channel 4 on 12 April this year.

It is set to feature his ever-present buffoonish side-kick and all round legend Karl Pilkington. Most people will recognise his perfectly rounded head from the hit show An Idiot Abroad.

The show is set to feature Gervais playing simpleton Derek Noakes, who befriends people in an old folk’s home.

For some other real comedy gold, I highly recommend The Ricky Gervais show. The podcast featured Gervais, Pilkington and long-time collaborator Stephen Merchant as they discuss such worldly things as Karl’s diary and the regular monkey news feature.