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 8 - The Race

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

Monday 3rd November 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 5th November 2014 10:00pm ITV2
Thursday 6th November 2014 10:50pm ITV2
Thursday 4th December 2014 11:50pm ITV2
Wednesday 25th February 2015 11:50pm ITV2
Monday 31st August 2015 10:50pm ITV1
Monday 30th November 2015 9:30pm ITV2
Monday 22nd February 2016 11:50pm ITV2
Wednesday 1st February 2017 10:30pm ITV2
Tuesday 31st December 2019 1:35am ITV2
Wednesday 13th May 2020 10:30pm ITV2
Thursday 18th February 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 21st February 2021 2:10am ITV2
Tuesday 14th September 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Monday 20th September 2021 12:50am ITV2
Tuesday 22nd February 2022 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 27th February 2022 2:35am ITV2
Tuesday 12th December 2023 10:30pm ITV2
Tuesday 19th December 2023 1:00am 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
Neil Stuke Cornelius
Cliff Parisi Fulvio
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


Series 2 Series Finale Trailer

How will it end?

Featuring: Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Joel Fry (Stylax), Ryan Sampson (Grumio) & Karl Theobald (Landlord).

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