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.

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Series 3, Episode 3 is repeated on Wednesday at 10pm.

Series 2

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Cornelius (Neil Stuke), Stylax (Joel Fry), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films.

1. The Chariot

First broadcast: Monday 22nd September 2014

Having won 100 denari each through Stylax's betting on a chariot race, he and Marcus have very different ideas on how to spend the money. Marcus, naturally, wants to spend it on Cynthia, whilst Stylax prefers a more laddish approach.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Aurelius (Tom Basden). Copyright: RISE Films.

2. The Best Men

First broadcast: Monday 22nd September 2014

Surprisingly, Aurelius is getting married. Even more surprisingly, he invites his "best mate" Marcus to be his best man. Reluctant to say the least, Marcus plans a night on the cheap, avoiding the hottest club in town.


Plebs. Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films.

3. The Baby

First broadcast: Monday 29th September 2014

While doing the recycling, Grumio finds a baby behind the bins and takes it home to raise as his own. Stylax uses it to strike up a relationship with an attractive young wet nurse. Meanwhile, Marcus tries to avoid seeing Cynthia's painfully boring one-woman play.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Stylax (Joel Fry), Gaius Maecenas (James Fleet). Copyright: RISE Films.

4. The Patron

First broadcast: Monday 6th October 2014

Grumio falls ill after eating an apple on the loo. Marcus refuses to pay for his medical treatment, preferring instead to go with Cynthia's remedy of candlelight and prayer. Stylax strikes up a rapport with rich nobleman Gaius, who agrees to fund his charioteering career.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Stylax (Joel Fry), Mushki (Tim Key), Metella (Lydia Rose Bewley). Copyright: RISE Films.

5. The New Slave

First broadcast: Monday 13th October 2014

The boys buy an eccentric slave called Mushki at an auction. Grumio finds his position in the household gradually usurped as the new guy impresses Marcus. Stylax, however, has a sneaking suspicion that Mushki might be a psychopath.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Victor (Simon Callow), Philo (Tony Gardner). Copyright: RISE Films.

6. The Candidate

First broadcast: Monday 20th October 2014

The local elections arrive, so Marcus and Stylax sign up as hired clappers for wig-wearing politician Victor of the Gracchii. Grumio, however, is drawn towards another candidate named Julius Priscus. Could it simply be because he is giving away free promotional plums?


Plebs. Fabianus (Naz Osmanoglu). Copyright: RISE Films.

7. The Phallus

First broadcast: Monday 27th October 2014

The boys bump into old school friend Fabianus, who is now a hot shot lawyer living the high life in Rome. Through him, Stylax reconnects with old flame Cordelia. Meanwhile, Grumio finds something unusual hiding in their wardrobe.


Plebs. Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films.

8. The Race

First broadcast: Monday 3rd November 2014

Marcus is stressed because the girls will soon be deported unless they raise 3,000 denarii. Stylax suggests they bet their savings on him winning an underground chariot race. Grumio visits Landlord in prison through a sewage pipe.


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