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Series 1, Episode 5 - Pints Of Sorry

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

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th June 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 24th May 2021 11:30pm BBC2

Cast & crew

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
Ossian Perret Pascal
Bobby Hirston Garlic
Guest cast
Phil Wang Brian
Marvin Brown Bootz
Guy Rhys Daniel
Tom Bell Graham Peterson
James Gill Reporter
Paul Marlon Ginger Jim
Peter Slater Chatty Paddy
Elliot Warren Nervous Bob
Jack Barry Trump Fan
Edward Judge Curly Terry
Marek Larwood Holehead
Jonathan Pearce Self (Football Commentator) (Voice)
Gary Lineker Self
Spencer Brown Stadium Announcer (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
Jane Harrison Line Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Jeff Sherriff Production Designer
Nadira Seecoomar Casting Director
Jacqueline Mills Costume Designer
Simon Tindall Director of Photography
Line Kolaasaeter Make-up Designer
Mike Skinner Composer
Charlie Elliot 1st Assistant Director


The penultimate episode of a football comedy that struggles to penetrate. The team have a caretaker manager, and chairman Will Arnett reacts to their opening loss by organising a doomed meet-and-greet with fans. The new sports psychologist, meanwhile, is predictably incompetent.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 25th June 2020

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