Derek is white, middle class and in his late fifties. Pass him on the street and you could mistake him for what he used to be - an accountant in a chocolate firm. You'd never suspect that his new job ensures a roaring trade over the bar at the 'Star and Garter' pub in Bristol, where regulars include many post war immigrants from the West Indies. As Tex, a regular at the pub says, 'I'll let you into a secret - you got a pub - you get in DJ Derek.' Derek identifies completely with the cultural life brought into this country by immigrants. He can't imagine living differently and would love to follow his friends, when they retire, back to the islands. In the meantime he's happy to be a DJ, to spin the records, and to travel to London to search out the music that they all like. But the highlight of the week is always the first pint with his friends at the 'Star and Garter'.
Originally broadcast as part of the Picture This strand on BBC2.