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 interviews

The First Team. Mattie Sullivan (Jake Short).

Jake Short

American actor Jake Short talks about playing Mattie in The First Team, and what it was like to film in the UK.


The First Team. Jack Turner (Jack McMullen).

Jack McMullen

Jack McMullen - who plays Jack in The First Team - says some days it was pretty gruelling filming the comedy, but it was always a good laugh too.


The First Team. Chris Booth (Chris Geere).

Chris Geere

Chris Geere, who plays the coach in The First Team, reveals that in real life he suffered a knee injury like his character.