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: Jack Turner (Jack McMullen), Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem-Biggs), Benji Achebe (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah), Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short). Copyright: Fudge Park.

Series 1, Episode 4 - International Break

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

Further details

Mattie, Benji and Jack find themselves the only guests as a long, strange afternoon unfolds.

Meanwhile Jack's dad oversteps the mark by posting club business on social media and Cesare's job as manager looks uncertain. Have the fans turned against him? And what is Petey planning? Mattie seeks out the Club Chairman Mark Crane but the meeting does not go quite as he expected.

Broadcast details

Thursday 18th June 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jake Short Mattie Sullivan
Shaquille Ali-Yebuah Benji Achebe
Jack McMullen Jack Turner
Will Arnett Mark Crane
Chris Geere Chris Booth
Theo Barklem-Biggs Petey Brooks
Tamla Kari Olivia Talbot
Paolo Sassanelli Cesare
Yetunde Oduwole Mrs Achebe
Guest cast
Neil Fitzmaurice Darren Turner
Marvin Brown Bootz
William Waterhouse Slaven
Talitha Stone Janey Brooks
Philips Nortey Clive
Tom Andrews Salesman Tony
Tim Faraday Gammon
Lewis Macleod Patrick Stewart (Voice)
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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