Hank Zipzer. Hank Zipzer (Nick James).

Hank Zipzer

CBBC comedy drama about a teenager with dyslexia. 40 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars Nick James, Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu, Juliet Cowan and others.

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Series 1, Episode 13 - The First Date Dilemma

Hank falls head over heels in love with Zoe, a girl he's met in Mr Rock's additional reading class. Papa Pete advises him to take her on a date...

Further details

Hank meets a cool girl, Zoe, in Mr Rock's additional reading class and falls head over heels in love. Ashley and Frankie try to subtly find out whether Zoe has a boyfriend but Hank is horrified when he learns that their approach has given the game away to Zoe.

Emotions going haywire, Hank can't eat, sleep, and gets into trouble at school. Papa Pete advises Hank to embrace his emotions and Hank decides to take Zoe on a date, but it ends in disaster.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 22nd April 2014
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Nick James Hank Zipzer
    Henry Winkler Mr Rock
    Felicity Montagu Miss Adolf
    Juliet Cowan Rosa
    Neil Fitzmaurice Stan
    Vincenzo Nicoli Papa Pete
    Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis Frankie
    Madeline Holliday Emily
    Chloe Wong Ashley
    Guest cast
    Mia Clifford Zoe
    Writing team
    Joe Williams Writer
    Lucy Guy Script Editor
    Danny Spring Script Editor
    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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