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

Plebs

  • 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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Soldiers Of Rome

Plebs. Image shows left to right: Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Aurelius (Tom Basden), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), Jason (Jon Pointing). Credit: RISE Films
Marcus, Grumio, Jason and Aurelius join the army in peace-time, hoping to win respect, romance and discounts at participating restaurants. But when war's declared, they're sent to fight on the front line for a cause they don't believe in. Now their main interest is the struggle for survival.

Notes

This episode was also publicised as Barbarian Invasion. It was initially due to be filmed in Spring 2020 but had to be delayed due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 8th December 2022
Time
6am
Channel
ITVX
Length
85 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 22nd May 2023 10:00pm ITV2
Saturday 27th May 2023 12:45am ITV2
Tuesday 19th September 2023 10:00pm ITV2
Wednesday 13th December 2023 10:00pm ITV2

Cast & crew

Cast
Tom Rosenthal Marcus
Ryan Sampson Grumio
Jon Pointing (as Jonathan Pointing) Jason
Tom Basden Aurelius
Karl Theobald Landlord
Guest cast
Patrick Baladi General Diomedes
Tori Allen-Martin Barbronelda
Kåre Conradi Segimundus
Ellie Haddington Phaedra
Mariam Haque Patricia
Tom Moutchi Magnus
Dean Coulson Virgil
Robert Wilfort Florian
Jamie Michie Gordian
Alex Carter Draco
Paul G Raymond Thaddeus
Joe Thomas Amadeus
Gary Beadle Actaeon
Manal El Feitury Leda
Kenneth Collard Petipor
Anton Trendafilov Priest
Writing team
Sam Leifer Writer
Tom Basden Writer
Production team
Sam Leifer Director
Teddy Leifer Producer
Caroline Leddy Executive Producer
Sam Leifer Executive Producer
Tom Basden Executive Producer
Jon Pointing Executive Producer
Tom Rosenthal Executive Producer
Ryan Sampson Executive Producer
Kate Bullions Co-producer
Iliya Sotirov Line Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Mariana Stanisheva Casting Director
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Oli Julian (as Oliver Julian) Composer
Stephen Nicholas Production Designer
Rob Kitzmann (as Robert Kitzmann) Director of Photography
Ina Damianova Costume Designer
Sam Thompson Composer
Spas Genev Graphics
Toby Hosking 1st Assistant Director

Videos

Soldiers of Rome Trailer

An epic, feature-length finale sees the boys enlisted in the Roman army.

Featuring: Tom Basden (Aurelius), Jonathan Pointing (Jason), Tom Rosenthal (Marcus) & Ryan Sampson (Grumio).

Soldiers Of Rome extended trailer

Marcus, Grumio, Jason and Aurelius join the army in peace-time, hoping to win respect, romance and discounts at participating restaurants. But when war's declared, they're sent to fight on the front line for a cause they don't believe in. Now their main interest is the struggle for survival.

Featuring: Tom Basden (Aurelius), Jonathan Pointing (Jason), Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio), Patrick Baladi (General Diomedes), Tori Allen-Martin (Barbronelda) & Kåre Conradi (Segimundus).

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