Image shows from L to R: Damon Beesley, Iain Morris.

The First Team

BBC Two sitcom about footballers. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Jake Short, Paolo Sassanelli and others.

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The First Team

Comedy following three young football players at a fictional Premier League team

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen, Jake Short, Paolo Sassanelli, Will Arnett, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Chris Geere, Tamla Kari and others
Writers
Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Producers
Phil Gilbert and Sam Pinnell

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Afternoons (Working title)
Laugh track
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