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. Cesare (Paolo Sassanelli). Copyright: Fudge Park.

Series 1, Episode 5 - Pints Of Sorry

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

Date
Thursday 25th June 2020
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
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
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
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