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

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

1. The Beasts

First broadcast: Monday 4th April 2016

The boys are desperate for tickets to one of the 'Beast shows' at the Games. Marcus meets Delphine, a fiery activist from Gaul, whom he hopes will become his 'Gaul-friend'. Grumio clashes with Landlady, their missing Landlord's formidable mother.


Plebs. Camilla (Ingrid Oliver). Copyright: RISE Films.

2. Justin Junior

First broadcast: Monday 4th April 2016

Grumio meets Justin, the father who left him on a hill as a baby and who now wants to make up for lost time. Stylax starts dating Camilla, a female discus thrower, on a sex ban during the Games. Marcus and Delphine come to terms with each other's past.


Plebs. Ursula (Michelle Keegan). Copyright: RISE Films.

3. The Vestal

First broadcast: Monday 11th April 2016

Marcus's parents are visiting for the weekend and he is keen to keep them and Delphine as far apart as possible. Stylax pursues a romance with Ursula, one of the Vestal Virgins who guard the city's sacred flame. Grumio finds some mouldy cheese under his bed and spots a business opportunity.


Plebs. Iona (Miriam Margolyes). Copyright: RISE Films.

4. The Cupid

First broadcast: Monday 18th April 2016

The boys get cultured when Grumio is street-cast to play the part of Cupid in an upcoming play. Marcus becomes his agent and uses his new connections to impress Delphine. Stylax understudies the lead actor so he can meet some theatre groupies.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Hector (Ricky Champ), Marcus (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: RISE Films.

5. The Crimewave

First broadcast: Monday 25th April 2016

As a crime wave sweeps the city, the boys join a Roman military fitness class to protect themselves on the streets. Flavia introduces some dubious new security measures at work. Grumio starts dating Agatha, a talented baker, who may well be a feeder.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Esquilinus (Tim Downie). Copyright: RISE Films.

6. Jugball

First broadcast: Monday 2nd May 2016

Marcus, Stylax and Ramases - the work experience boy who also happens to be the son of the company owner - invent a new office-based sport called Jugball. Grumio samples some gourmet food when Ramases lends him his store card for the emporium.


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Terrence (Matthew Cottle). Copyright: RISE Films.

7. The New Master

First broadcast: Monday 9th May 2016

When Grumio injures another slave in a fight over a carrot, he is forced to replace him until he recovers. And so he joins a new household where work is taken seriously. Marcus invites Delphine to move in. But can she bond with Stylax?


Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Grumio (Ryan Sampson), Stylax (Joel Fry).

8. The Weatherist

First broadcast: Monday 16th May 2016

The boys meet their new neighbour, a weatherman. Marcus uses the forecast of a small tremor to bring excitement to his relationship with Delphine. Stylax tries his luck with an attractive new colleague, while Grumio discovers Indian food.


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