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

Series 3, Episode 3 - The Vestal

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.

Broadcast details

Monday 11th April 2016
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Tom Rosenthal Marcus
    Ryan Sampson Grumio
    Tom Basden Aurelius
    Karl Theobald Landlord
    Tom Davis Davus
    Maureen Lipman Landlady
    Joel Fry Stylax
    Doon Mackichan Flavia
    Bella Dayne Delphine
    Guest cast
    Maximilien Seweryn Gregory (Market Stall Holder)
    Michelle Keegan Ursula
    Samantha Spiro Sylvia (Marcus' mum)
    Danny Webb Lepidus (Marcus' dad)
    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
    Steve Clark (as Steve 'Sparky' Clark) Production Designer
    Oli Julian (as Oliver Julian) Composer


    The Vestal Virgins have arrived

    The Vestal Virgins arrive in Ancient Rome.

    Featuring: Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio), Joel Fry (Stylax), Michelle Keegan (Ursula).


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