First episode date
28 January 2014
Country of origin
No. of series
Nick JamesJayden Jean Paul-DenisChloe WongFelicity MontaguNick MohammedJude FoleyJuliet CowanNeil FitzmauriceVincenzo NicoliMadeline HollidayHenry WinklerAlicia LaiJavone Prince
International Emmy Kids Award for Series
The Evermoor Chronicles, Max & Shred, Binny and the Ghost, Lost & Found Music Stu, Wendell & Vinnie
Official promotional video for the tv series hank zipzer
Hank Zipzer is a British children's television series which stars Nick James in the titular role as a 12-year-old dyslexic schoolboy. The show is based on the series of books by Henry Winkler, who plays the character of Mr. Rock, Hank's music teacher. The first season premiered in January 2014 on the CBBC channel Unlike the books that took place in Winker's native United States, the series takes place in the United Kingdom. The second season began airing on 13 August 2015. Javone Prince made his first appearance as Mr Joy in season 2, episode 5, "Hank's Hero". The third season began airing on 26th May 2016, which will be followed by an 84-minute Christmas movie later in 2016. A fourth season has been confirmed by Winkler.
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Hank zipzer series 3 episode 11 cbbc
The series focuses on the misadventures of Hank Zipzer, a 12-year-old schoolboy in London who suffers from dyslexia. Hank's friends are called Franky and Ashley, and Nick McKelty is his nemesis. The show is based on Henry Winkler's Hank Zipzer children's books, which are based on his own experiences as a dyslexic child. In the show, he plays Hank's favourite teacher, Mr. Rock, who is based on Winkler's own music teacher. Javone Prince joined the cast in season 2.
CBBC commissioned the series in 2013 to be produced by Kindle Entertainment, and filming commenced in October 2013. The show is filmed in St Catherine's Catholic High School in Halifax, Yorkshire for Season 1-2. For Season 3 it's filmed at Birkdale High School in Dewsbury, Yorkshire . The first season premiered on 28 January 2014 and concluded on 22 April 2014.
On 9 June 2014, Cheryl Taylor, the CBBC controller, announced that the show had been renewed for a second season of thirteen episodes. Nick James, Henry Winkler, Felicity Montagu and Nick Mohammed will all return, as Hank, Mr Rock, Miss Adolf and Mr Love respectively. Javone Prince joined the main cast.
Jon Macqueen replaced script editors Lucy Guy and Danny Springs. Jim Poyser joined as a producer. Returning writers include Mark Oswin and Madeleine Brettingham, who each wrote one episode and Lucy Guy, who wrote two. Several new writers worked on the second series, including Jon Macqueen (two episodes), Mark Evans (one episode), and Adam Goodwin & Jonathan Parkyn (one episode).
Matt Bloom is lead director on all three seasons.