The First Team has been a brilliant source of football-themed laughs during lockdown and now episode 4 introduces the character of Janey Brooks but just who plays her?

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, football has been at quite a premium over the past few months and, as a result, BBC Two’s The First Team couldn’t have arrived at a better time.

The series, which is the latest creation from Inbetweeners creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, follows three young football players on the fringes of an unnamed Premier League team.

But rather than focusing on the on-pitch action, we take a look into the lives that the players lead off the pitch.

That’s something that is perfectly brought up in episode 4 when the rest of the squad are away on international duty and Mattie, Jack and Benji are forced to spend time with the club’s psychopathic centre back Petey Brooks.

The First Team episode 4

The First Team arrived on BBC Two and iPlayer on May 28th and has been airing weekly on Thursdays since.

Episode 4 follows Mattie, Jack and Benji as they are invited round to Petey Brooks’ house while the rest of the team are away on international duty.

Petey says that his teammates are coming over for a BBQ but instead, they end up performing housekeeping chores around his luxury mansion.


Who plays Janey Brooks in The First Team?

Janey is Petey Books’ wife and is introduced in episode 4 when Mattie, Jack and Benji arrive at Petey’s house.

  • Janey is played in The First Team by Talitha Stone.

Talitha Stone has only just broken into the acting industry after making her debut in 2017 but we’ll get onto her other roles in a moment.

Away from her own career, Talitha is married to a fellow actor in Kayvan Novak of Four Lions, Fonejacker and the new What We Do in the Shadows series.

Like many actors in the modern industry, Talitha is highly active on social media, most notably Instagram, where she currently has a following of just over 2,500.

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Talitha Stone: Films and TV

As mentioned, Talitha Stone made her acting debut in 2017, when she appeared in eight episodes of the long-running ITV soap Emmerdale.

Since then, Stone has appeared in just six roles to date, according to IMDb, and the most prominent of these include appearances in Secret Life of Boys, Oi, Pussy and The Durrells in Corfu.

With some impressive acting credits to her name, we’re sure it won’t be long before Talitha Stone appears on our screens once again.

Until then, The First Team, featuring Talitha Stone as Janey Brooks, is airing weekly on Thursdays on BBC Two while the whole series is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer.

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