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 2 - The Lucky Socks

Hank finds himself forced to try out for the Yellow House softball team.

Further details

Hank Zipzer. Hank Zipzer (Nick James). Copyright: Kindle Entertainment

The school announces its annual House sport and quiz competition and Hank finds himself forced to try out for the Yellow House softball team.

Given his co-ordination issues, Hank knows that he's doomed to fail, but when he runs out of socks and borrows a pair of Emily's sparkly pink socks on the morning of practice with Papa Pete, he's stunned to discover that he can actually hit the ball. Seems the socks are a lucky charm and soon Hank refuses to take them off.

But when Emily decides that she also needs her lucky socks to win the quiz, the pair come to blows.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th February 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th February 2014 12:00pm CBBC
Saturday 8th March 2014 4:30pm CBBC
Tuesday 8th April 2014 11:55am CBBC
Saturday 26th April 2014 2:35pm CBBC
Monday 23rd June 2014 5:00pm CBBC
Saturday 19th July 2014 2:20pm CBBC
Saturday 7th February 2015 1:10pm CBBC
Saturday 6th June 2015 2:20pm CBBC
Monday 24th August 2015 11:50am CBBC
Thursday 7th April 2016 11:25am CBBC
Thursday 19th May 2016 8:55am CBBC
Thursday 19th May 2016 12:15pm CBBC
Friday 9th December 2016 9:30am CBBC
Monday 13th February 2017 12:05pm CBBC
Friday 19th May 2017 9:00am CBBC
Sunday 14th January 2018 4:30pm CBBC
Thursday 19th April 2018 2:35pm CBBC
Tuesday 29th May 2018 12:45pm CBBC
Thursday 13th September 2018 9:45am CBBC
Sunday 30th December 2018 11:05am CBBC
Wednesday 30th January 2019 8:25pm CBBC
Saturday 16th February 2019 2:40pm CBBC
Monday 4th March 2019 9:15am CBBC
Saturday 15th June 2019 2:45pm CBBC
Monday 26th August 2019 12:20pm CBBC
Tuesday 15th October 2019 11:45am CBBC
Monday 20th January 2020 9:55am CBBC
Monday 24th February 2020 10:05am CBBC
Wednesday 8th April 2020 7:45pm CBBC
Monday 25th May 2020 12:45pm CBBC
Monday 3rd August 2020 10:50am CBBC
Monday 7th December 2020 12:50pm CBBC
Friday 22nd January 2021 1:05pm CBBC
Monday 5th April 2021 1:15pm CBBC
Friday 28th May 2021 12:40pm CBBC
Wednesday 22nd December 2021 2:35pm CBBC

Cast & crew

Nick James Hank Zipzer
Henry Winkler Mr Rock
Felicity Montagu Miss Adolf
Juliet Cowan Rosa
Neil Fitzmaurice Stan
Vincenzo Nicoli Papa Pete
Nick Mohammed Mr Leland Love
Jayden Jean-Paul-Denis Frankie
Jude Foley Nicholas McKelty
Madeline Holliday Emily
Chloe Wong Ashley
Writing team
Joe Williams Writer
Lucy Guy Script Editor
Danny Spring Script Editor
Production team
Matt Bloom Director
Siobhan Rhodes (as Siobhan Bachman) 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
Adam De Wolff Editor
Tina Sherifa Hicks Production Designer
Oli Julian Composer
Nick Foster Composer

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