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

The First Team

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

Series 1

The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen).

1. Selling Shirts

First broadcast: Thursday 28th May 2020

New signing Mattie Sullivan arrives at the club, but a meeting with eccentric chairman Mark Crane leads him to wonder if he's been signed by mistake. As if that wasn't bad enough, club hard-man Petey Brooks takes a dislike to him and legendary Italian manager Cesare is nowhere to be found.

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The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Benji Achebe (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah), Carlos Velez (Vadhir Derbez), Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen).

2. New Friends

First broadcast: Thursday 4th June 2020

Mattie befriends the team's star mid-fielder Carlos Velez in an attempt to improve team spirit. But hanging out with Carlos isn't quite what he imagined. Meanwhile Jack braves a date with a girl he met online, Petey plays pranks on the squad and Benji is approached by a mysterious business man.

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The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Nicola (Anna Morris), Stuart (Joel Davison). Copyright: Fudge Park.

3. Octopus Situation

First broadcast: Thursday 11th June 2020

The team is given a presentation on the rules of sexual conduct and consent.

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

4. International Break

First broadcast: Thursday 18th June 2020

With the rest of the team away on international duties, Petey announces that he's hosting a barbeque.

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The First Team. Cesare (Paolo Sassanelli). Copyright: Fudge Park.

5. Pints Of Sorry

First broadcast: Thursday 25th June 2020

The Chairman announces a caretaker manager. After a poor start the team is forced to attend a pub night as an apology to the fans. Benji employs a social media manager.

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The First Team. Image shows from L to R: Ruth (Grace Hogg-Robinson), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen). Copyright: Fudge Park.

6. Upheaval

First broadcast: Thursday 2nd July 2020

Petey plots to bring an end to Chris Booth's run of success. Meanwhile Jack gets a girlfriend and plans a romantic surprise. Benji has had enough of his social media manager.

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