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: Ruth (Grace Hogg-Robinson), Jack Turner (Jack McMullen). Copyright: Fudge Park.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Upheaval

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd July 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
Grace Hogg-Robinson Ruth
Ossian Perret Pascal
Bobby Hirston Garlic
Guest cast
Phil Wang Brian
Neil Fitzmaurice Darren Turner
Guy Rhys Daniel
Michael Calvin Coach Michael
Jon Chew David Li
Sophie Abbott Gemma
David Prosho Bookmaker Terry
Joe Sims Paul Williamson
Adrian Hedley Fan 1
Vanessa Bailey Fan 2
Leo Atkin Jack's Landlord
Charles Armstrong England Rep
William Waterhouse Cavic
Aumar Majid Tarabt
Jordan Gayle Kabamba
Alexis Larrue Roussel
Marco Giovannini Van Cleef
James Johnson Goodlad
Cal Bentley McMurray
Matthew Larmond Allen
Tarique Cruickshank Bankole
Rowan James-Brown Williams
Lamar Lawrence Fox
Riley Flood Scott
Mg Grazys Clemente
Paulo Aragao Alejo
Marek Lichtenberg Geyer
Guillaume Duhamel Jensen
Zoran Subic Besic
Charlie Barker Park
Sergio Monda Bradanini
Freddie Haave-Bado Coach
Lewis Clift Coach
Daniel Ryves Coach
Aaron Collict Coach
Laura Njoku Coach
Nathan Nuurah Coach
Kris Zelvis Coach
Sally Nugent Self
Jonathan Pearce Self (Football Commentator) (Voice)
Paul Hawksbee Self (Radio Pundit) (Voice)
Andy Jacobs Self (Radio Pundit) (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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