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


  • TV sitcom
  • ITV2 / ITVX
  • 2013 - 2022
  • 39 episodes (5 series)

Modern comedy set in Ancient rome, following a trio of very normal blokes who certainly won't make the history books. Stars Tom Rosenthal, Ryan Sampson, Jon Pointing, Tom Basden, Ellie Taylor and more.

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Series 2, Episode 3 - The Baby

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

Broadcast details

Monday 29th September 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 1st October 2014 10:30pm ITV2
Thursday 2nd October 2014 10:50pm ITV2
Thursday 27th November 2014 11:50pm ITV2
Tuesday 10th February 2015 10:35pm ITV2
Monday 17th August 2015 10:40pm ITV1
Sunday 29th November 2015 11:35pm ITV2
Monday 8th February 2016 11:20pm ITV2
Wednesday 18th January 2017 10:00pm ITV2
Friday 27th December 2019 1:25am ITV2
Tuesday 25th February 2020 2:30am ITV2
Wednesday 29th April 2020 10:00pm ITV2
Thursday 4th February 2021 10:00pm ITV2
Sunday 7th February 2021 1:20am ITV2
Tuesday 31st August 2021 10:00pm ITV2
Monday 6th September 2021 12:30am ITV2
Tuesday 8th February 2022 10:00pm ITV2
Sunday 13th February 2022 2:10am ITV2
Tuesday 5th December 2023 10:00pm ITV2
Tuesday 16th April 2024 10:00pm ITV2

Cast & crew

Tom Rosenthal Marcus
Ryan Sampson Grumio
Tom Basden Aurelius
Karl Theobald Landlord
Tom Davis Davus
Joel Fry Stylax
Doon Mackichan Flavia
Sophie Colquhoun Cynthia
Lydia Rose Bewley Metella
Guest cast
Miranda Hennessy Philippa
Paul Ritter Angelo
Writing team
Sam Leifer Writer
Tom Basden Writer
Production team
Sam Leifer Director
Teddy Leifer Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Sam Leifer Executive Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Julian Fullalove Production Designer
Oli Julian (as Oliver Julian) Composer

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