Rank the Prank is a British-Canadian hidden camera game show[3] show began on CBBC starting on September 3, 2016.[1] In Canada it began on BBC Kids on January 30, 2017.[4][5] A first look was released on July 18, 2016.[6] Rank the Prank It also premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on October 24, 2016.

Rank the Prank
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Directed byJason Garbett
Ravi Steve
Narrated bySabrina Jalees
Composer(s)Dobs Vye
Country of originBritain
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes11 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Sid Cole
Johnathan Finkelstein
Producer(s)Nick Hopkin
Jaymie Hansen
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Productions
Apartment 11 Productions[1]
Original networkCBBC (UK)
BBC Kids (Canada)
Original release3 September[2] –
12 November 2016
Related showsPrank Patrol
External links


The show features two prank-loving kids are each teamed up with a Hollywood special effects master, to perform an incredible hidden-camera prank on the unknowing public. In a bid to out-prank each other, the child who pulls off the highest ranking prank will get the opportunity to stage the ultimate, mind-blowing hoax on their family or friends.

The EffectorsEdit

The Effectors are a groups of stunt artists, special-effect artists and make-up artists who help the pranksters with their pranks. Sabrina Jalees narrates the series.

  • Abbi Collins
  • Rob Mayor
  • Adrien Morot
  • Marc Reichel
  • Shaune Harrison
  • Eliane Achkar
  • Simon Tayler
  • Andy Antonie
  • Hassan Aziz
  • Danny Hargreaves
  • Nick Porter


No. Title Director(s) Original air date[7]
1"Who's Got Talent?[8]"Jason Garbett3 September 2016 (2016-09-03)

This time our pesky pranksters are Frizz Twins (Nubia and Mia) and Mischief Makers (Millie and Charlotte) who team up with creature creator and animatronics expert Rob Mayor and stunt coordinator Abbi Collins to stage the biggest and best pranks on an unsuspecting public.

  • Public Pranks:
    Frizz Twins - Orangutan Escape
    Mischief Makers - Copycat Gorilla
  • Winners: Mischief Makers
  • Mega Prank: Mischief Makers - Who's Got Talent?
  • Effectors: Rob Mayor and Abbi Collins
2"Hip Hop Legend[9]"Ravi Steve10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)

Pretty Perfect Pranksters (Chelsea and Kailey) and Maya and Anjali's Shenanigans (Maya and Anjali) take over a food truck in a park.

  • Public Pranks:
    Pretty Perfect Pranksters - Human Popsicle
    Shenanigans - Monkey Business
  • Winners: Pretty Perfect Pranksters
  • Mega Prank: Pretty Perfect Pranksters - Hip Hop Legend
  • Effectors: Adrien Morot and Marc Reichel
3"Superhero Casting"Jason Garbett17 September 2016 (2016-09-17)

Shaune Harrison and Rob Mayor help Beastly Besties (Priya and Cosy) and Cheeky Pranksters (Joe and Will) take over Manchester Museum.[10]

  • Public Pranks:
    Beastly Besties - Robot vs. Lizard
    Cheeky Pranksters - T-R'Eggs
  • Winners: Cheeky Pranksters
  • Mega Prank: Cheeky Pranksters - Superhero Casting
  • Effectors: Shaune Harrison and Rob Mayor
4"Mad Scientist"Ravi Steve24 September 2016 (2016-09-24)

Digital effects artist Eliane Achkar and make-up specialist Adrien Morot prankster duos Firebirds (Emilie and Mathieu) and Extreme Pranksters (Christopher and Roselyne) as they compete for a chance to pull a mega-prank.

  • Public Pranks:
    Firebirds - Dumb, Smart House
    Extreme Pranksters - Animal House
  • Winners: Extreme Pranksters
  • Mega Prank:
    Extreme Pranksters - Mad Scientist
  • Effectors: Eliane Achkar and Adrien Morot
5"Cake Off!"Jason Garbett1 October 2016 (2016-10-01)

Pranking Pandemonium (Louis and Albie) and Shining Stars (Thomas and Abbie) create pranks inside an art gallery.

  • Public Pranks:
    Pranking Pandemonium - Sneezing Statue
    Shining Stars - Picture Breakout
  • Winners: Shining Stars
  • Mega Prank:
    Shining Stars - Cake Off!
  • Effectors: Shaune Harrison and Simon Tayler
6"Meteor Strike!"Ravi Steve8 October 2016 (2016-10-08)

Dukafundis (Elyssa and Markus) and Very Intelligent Pranksters (Evan and Ashazia) take over a bowling alley.

  • Public Pranks:
    Dukafundis - Haunted Alley
    Very Intelligent Pranksters - Hot Dog Bowler
  • Winners: Dukafundis
  • Mega Prank:
    Dukafundis - Meteor Strike!
  • Effectors: Marc Reichel, Andy Antoine and Hassan Aziz
7"Studio Breakdown"Jason Garbett15 October 2016 (2016-10-15)

Walking Warriors (Max and Vito) and Team Genius (Yashila and Imelda) take over a busy market to stage their pranks. There's also a prank in a TV studio.

  • Public Pranks:
    Walking Warriors - Disgusting Chef
    Team Genius - Alien Fortune Teller
  • Winners: Walking Warriors
  • Mega Prank:
    Walking Warriors - Studio Breakdown
  • Effectors: Rob Mayor and Danny Hargreaves
8"Ninja Academy"Ravi Steve22 October 2016 (2016-10-22)

Prank 360 (Sarah and Zahra) and Gladiators (Hadrian and Luke) invade an office building to prank their unsuspecting targets.

  • Public Pranks:
    Prank 360 - 180 Office
    Gladiators - Elec-Trick Wheelchair
  • Winners: Prank 360
  • Mega Prank:
    Prank 360 - Ninja Academy
  • Effectors: Devon Slack, Marc Reichel and Andy Antoine
9"Car Disaster"Jason Garbett29 October 2016 (2016-10-29)

Prankvengers (Daniel and Matthew) and Dancing Flamingos (Bethany and Kayla) take over a garden centre to prank their unsuspecting targets.

  • Public Pranks:
    Prankvengers - Shed Shocker
    Dancing Flamingos - Bee Attack
  • Winners: Prankvengers
  • Mega Prank:
    Prankvengers - Car Disaster
  • Effectors: Abbi Collins and Simon Tayler
10"Double Trouble"Ravi Steve5 November 2016 (2016-11-05)

Mystic n' Magic (Grace and Fawn) and Twintastic (Amber and Alyssa) head to a bookshop to stage two magic-themed pranks.

  • Public Pranks:
    Mystic n' Magic - Famous Authors
    Twintastic - Twintastic Power
  • Winners: Mystic n' Magic
  • Mega Prank:
    Mystic n' Magic - Double Trouble
  • Effectors: Hassan Aziz, Marc Reichel and Andy Antoine
11"Anti-Gravity Bands"Ravi Steve12 November 2016 (2016-11-12)

Prank Devils (Aengus and Luca) and Dancing Divas (Bella and Florrie) head to a local park to stage two wire-work pranks.

  • Public Pranks:
    Prank Devils - Hover Boots
    Dancing Divas - Superhero Skip
  • Winners: Dancing Divas
  • Mega Prank:
    Dancing Divas - Anti-Gravity Bands
  • Effectors: Danny Hargreaves and Nick Porter


  1. ^ a b "CBBC Productions announce new commissions and recommissions". BBC Media Centre. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  2. ^ Rank the Prank - CBBC - BBC
  3. ^ Rank the Prank - UKGameshows
  4. ^ https://www.facebook.com/rocketfund/posts/1427202970633276
  5. ^ Salford’s CBBC Productions announces new commissions - Prolific North
  6. ^ First Look: Rank the Prank - CBBC - BBC
  7. ^ Rank the Prank - CBBC - BBC
  8. ^ Rank the Prank - what time is it on TV? Episode 1 Series 1 cast list and preview
  9. ^ Rank the Prank - what time is it on TV? Episode 2 Series 1 cast list and preview
  10. ^ Rank the Prank - what time is it on TV? Episode 3 Series 1 cast list and preview

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