Kindly, ever-cheerful caretaker Derek Noakes introduces himself and the hard-working staff of the nursing home where they are employed.
When the authorities cite bureaucratic budget cuts as a reason to lay off the staff and transfer the residents, Hannah, Derek and Dougie fight back.
Derek overindulges at his 50th birthday party; a rebellious teenage thief doing community service at the home discovers the power of self-respect.
The staff endures a painful loss that inspires Hannah and Tom to begin considering their on-again, off-again relationship in a more serious light.
Derek, Dougie and Kev take some residents to the beach, where they discover the power of sunshine, fresh air and writing dirty words on crabs.
A cabaret-style talent show at the home features Derek and pals as a familiar '80s pop band and an aspiring rapper who gains respect for his elders.
Derek's estranged father appears and wants to reconnect with the son he abandoned in childhood, but Derek uncharacteristically refuses to forgive him.
Derek’s estranged father Anthony moves into the nursing home, reconnects with his son and sows his wild oats; a fed-up Dougie quits his job.
Hannah and Tom receive some unconventional advice from the residents while trying to get pregnant; Kev cleans up his act to apply for a job.
After Kev discovers his girlfriend Janice is cheating online, he invites his obnoxious brother to visit; Hannah has a big announcement.
Hannah arranges for Derek to be a zookeeper when the residents visit the London Zoo, but his joy is cut short when Hannah suffers a painful loss.
When Derek’s favorite dog from the shelter must be put down, Kev’s kind gesture surprises everyone but Derek; Hannah gives Tom an ultimatum.
Derek meets the perfect match through his online dating profile; a loss at the nursing home teaches Derek that it’s never too late to make amends.
Everyone prepares for Tom and Hannah's wedding, prompting deep thoughts about life, love and the future in this special episode.