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 4 - The Patron

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

Broadcast details

Monday 6th October 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 8th October 2014 10:30pm ITV2
Thursday 9th October 2014 10:50pm ITV2
Friday 28th November 2014 11:50pm ITV2
Tuesday 10th February 2015 11:05pm ITV2
Monday 17th August 2015 11:10pm ITV1
Monday 30th November 2015 12:05am ITV2
Monday 8th February 2016 11:55pm ITV2
Wednesday 18th January 2017 10:30pm ITV2
Saturday 28th December 2019 1:05am ITV2
Wednesday 29th April 2020 10:30pm ITV2
Thursday 4th February 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 7th February 2021 1:50am ITV2
Tuesday 31st August 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Monday 6th September 2021 1:00am ITV2
Tuesday 8th February 2022 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 13th February 2022 2:40am ITV2
Tuesday 5th December 2023 10:30pm 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
James Fleet Gaius Maecenas
Colin McFarlane Doctor
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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