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


ITV2 sitcom about three men living in Rome. 38 episodes (5 series), 2013 - 2019. Stars Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Jon Pointing, Tom Basden and others.

Next new episode is on Monday 21st October at 10pm. Series 5, Episode 5
Catch-up on Episode 4 on ITV Hub   Series 5, Episode 4 is repeated on Thursday at 12:15am.

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


Modern comedy set in Ancient rome, following a trio of very normal blokes who certainly won't make the history books

2013 - 2019
38   (5 series)
Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Jon Pointing, Tom Basden, Ellie Taylor, Karl Theobald, Tom Davis, Maureen Lipman and others
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden
Sam Leifer
Teddy 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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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 25th March 2013 on ITV2 at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 11th November 2019 on ITV2 at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 5 Episode 4: Thursday at 12:15am on ITV2
  2. Series 5 Episode 4: Monday 21st October at 1:10am on ITV2
  3. Series 5 Episode 5: Thursday 24th October at 12:15am on ITV2

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