The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Mark Crane (Will Arnett), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen), Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short), Benji Achebe (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah), Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem-Biggs)

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Jake Short, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Will Arnett, Chris Geere, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Tamla Kari, Paolo Sassanelli and more
Writers
Damon Beesley, Iain Morris and Robert Popper
Directors
Damon Beesley, Iain Morris, David Scott and Charlie Elliot
Producers
Sam Pinnell, Tom Werner, Caroline Leddy, Gregor Sharp, Damon Beesley, Iain Morris and Jane Harrison
Companies

Sitcom following the mostly off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players at a fictional Premier League club.

The stories focus on their friendship, and these boys from around the world are far less proficient with women, money and social media than they are at scoring goals.

The players find themselves struggling with their mercurial Italian manager Cesare, the team's eccentric American Chairman, resident hard-man Petey Brooks and ineffectual coach Chris Booth.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Afternoons (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th May 2020 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 9:30pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 12:00am on BBC2 - Episode 6
  • Monday 24th May 2021 at 11:30pm on BBC2 - Episode 5
  • Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 12:00am on BBC2 - Episode 4

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