|Portrayed by||Ken Sharrock|
|First Appearance||8 September 1987|
|Last Appearance||17 September 1987|
Derek is a friendly passer-by who stops to help when the Walford Ladies Darts Team's coach breaks down on the way to the Isle of Dogs. He forms a friendship with Pauline Fowler, and follows the team to the Isle of Dogs. He is attracted to Pauline, and arrives in Walford on 15 September 1987 to see her in the launderette. He meets Pauline's husband Arthur, and her sister-in-law Kathy Beale, and offers her a deal to sell her knitwear.