The First Team (DVD)
A sharply written character-led BBC comedy, following the off-the-pitch escapades of a group of Premier League footballers. Starring Will Arnett.
According to his teammates, new American signing Mattie is a snob – because he went to university. Benji is a self-professed ladies’ man. Who still lives with his mum. Jack is so neurotic he won’t buy toilet paper, because he’s embarrassed about people knowing he excretes. And they all live in fear of Olivia, the team’s press manager who can make or break them.
Packed with expertly executed comic set-pieces, The First Team is a relatable comedy that just happens to be set in a football club. So, whether you’re an avid football fan or not, you’ll love these ordinary boys trying to make their way in an extraordinary world.