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.

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

Series 1, Episode 3 - Octopus Situation

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

Further details

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

Afterwards Mattie, Benji and Jack head out for the afternoon determined to keep out of trouble. But a chance supermarket meeting with a lady who wants them to meet her son, Stuart, leads to an unfortunate misunderstanding.

As Stuart threatens to go public with his side of the story, Mattie and the others try to placate him with an all-access visit to the training complex to meet the team. It's a shame that Petey Brookes won't play ball!

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th June 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Short Mattie Sullivan
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah Benji Achebe
Jack McMullen Jack Turner
Chris Geere Chris Booth
Theo Barklem-Biggs Petey Brooks
Tamla Kari Olivia Talbot
Grace Hogg-Robinson Ruth
Yetunde Oduwole Mrs Achebe
Ossian Perret Pascal
Guest cast
Anna Morris Nicola
Joel Davison Stuart
Tahirah Sharif Elle
Gunnar Cauthery Louis
David Prosho Bookmaker Terry
Writing team
Damon Beesley Writer
Iain Morris Writer
Robert Popper Script Editor
Production team
Damon Beesley Director
Iain Morris Director
Sam Pinnell Producer
Tom Werner Executive Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Gregor Sharp Executive Producer
Damon Beesley Executive Producer
Iain Morris Executive Producer

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