Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Jason (Jon Pointing), Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: RISE Films.

Plebs

ITV2 sitcom about three men living in Rome. 30 episodes (4 series), 2013 - 2018. Stars Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Jon Pointing, Tom Basden and others.

Series 3, Episode 2 is repeated on Tuesday at 12:30am.

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Jason (Jon Pointing). Copyright: RISE Films.

Plebs

Modern comedy set in Ancient rome. Unlikely to be immortalised in history, Marcus, Stylax and Grumio are just plebs

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013 - 2018
Channel
ITV2
Episodes
30   (4 series)
Starring
Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Jon Pointing, Tom Basden, Ellie Taylor, Karl Theobald, Tom Davis, Maureen Lipman and others
Writers
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden
Director
Sam Leifer
Producers
Teddy Leifer, Caroline Leddy and Sam Leifer

A thoroughly modern comedy in an ancient setting.

Rome is traditionally imagined as the home of emperors and senators, generals and gladiators, a dignified theatre of pomp and ceremony. But what about the little guys, the wasters - new to the big city, stuck in office jobs, unable to get the girls?

Plebs follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city - a city that happens to be Ancient Rome.

The show focuses on Marcus, his slave with an attitude problem, Grumio, and their flatmate: Stylax, and later Jason. There's also Marcus's ruthless boss, Flavia - an expert manipulator with a private life that's the stuff of legend. Unlikely to be immortalised in the annals or memorialised in a frieze, Marcus, Jason, Stylax and Grumio are essentially just a bunch of Plebs.

And whether they're wearing togas, or skinny jeans, desperate young men in any period of history are essentially cut from the same cloth...

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