Hank Zipzer. Hank Zipzer (Nick James)
Hank Zipzer

Hank Zipzer

  • TV comedy drama
  • CBBC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • 40 episodes (3 series)

Childrens' comedy inspired by the book series 'Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever'. Stars Nick James, Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu, Juliet Cowan, Neil Fitzmaurice and more.

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Series 1, Episode 12 - Anyone For Lizard?

Hank can't believe his luck when he is chosen to host a Japanese exchange student.

Further details

Hank is chosen to host a Japanese exchange student. He even manages to remember to get his permission slip signed, but there's trouble when school bully McKelty steals it. With no slip to present to Miss Adolf, Hank is in danger of not being allowed to take part.

To show how committed Hank is to the exchange programme, Rosa organises a Japanese banquet for Miss Adolf and Mr Rock. The banquet ends in disaster: an escaped lizard, marauding crickets and a fainting Stan, who covers Ms Adolf with sushi. All looks lost, until Rosa uncovers Ms Adolf's secret passion: karaoke.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 15th April 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 20th April 2014 12:05pm CBBC
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 12:00pm CBBC
Sunday 27th April 2014 4:20pm CBBC
Monday 1st September 2014 5:00pm CBBC
Tuesday 28th October 2014 12:30pm CBBC
Friday 2nd January 2015 1:20pm CBBC
Sunday 7th June 2015 3:40pm CBBC
Thursday 27th August 2015 12:40pm CBBC
Friday 8th April 2016 1:05pm CBBC
Saturday 21st May 2016 11:15am CBBC
Thursday 9th June 2016 8:55am CBBC
Thursday 9th June 2016 8:55am CBBC
Thursday 9th June 2016 12:10pm CBBC
Wednesday 21st December 2016 9:05am CBBC
Monday 20th February 2017 2:05pm CBBC
Friday 26th May 2017 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 25th March 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Thursday 3rd May 2018 2:30pm CBBC
Friday 1st June 2018 1:10pm CBBC
Friday 14th September 2018 11:00am CBBC
Sunday 30th December 2018 3:20pm CBBC
Sunday 17th February 2019 3:45pm CBBC
Tuesday 5th March 2019 9:15am CBBC
Wednesday 10th April 2019 8:30pm CBBC
Sunday 16th June 2019 3:40pm CBBC
Tuesday 27th August 2019 1:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 16th October 2019 11:35am CBBC
Tuesday 21st January 2020 9:35am CBBC
Tuesday 25th February 2020 10:05am CBBC
Wednesday 27th May 2020 1:35pm CBBC
Wednesday 17th June 2020 7:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 4th August 2020 11:40am CBBC
Thursday 10th December 2020 12:30pm CBBC
Friday 29th January 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Friday 9th April 2021 12:45pm CBBC
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Wednesday 5th January 2022 2:10pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Nick James Hank Zipzer
Henry Winkler Mr Rock
Felicity Montagu Miss Adolf
Juliet Cowan Rosa
Neil Fitzmaurice Stan
Nick Mohammed Mr Leland Love
Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis Frankie
Jude Foley Nicholas McKelty
Madeline Holliday Emily
Chloe Wong Ashley
Guest cast
Jay Penrake Yoshi
Writing team
Lucy Guy Script Editor
Danny Spring Script Editor
Lucy Guy Writer
Production team
Rebecca Rycroft Director
Ali Bryer Carron Producer
Anne Brogan Executive Producer
Helen McAleer Executive Producer
Sue Nott Executive Producer
Steven Denure Executive Producer
Julia Posen Executive Producer
Melanie Stokes Executive Producer
Mike Holliday Editor
Tina Sherifa Hicks Production Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Nick Foster Composer

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