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 5, Episode 2 - The Paedos

Plebs. Image shows from L to R: Mr Adolphus (John Thomson), Grumio (Ryan Sampson). Copyright: RISE Films
Marcus offers to tutor Gloria's teenage son Barney, while Grumio is mistaken for a schoolboy and soon finds himself recruited into the under-14s boxing team.

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This episode is alternatively billed as The P**dos.

Broadcast details

Monday 30th September 2019
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 3rd October 2019 12:50am ITV2
Monday 7th October 2019 12:55am ITV2
Tuesday 24th March 2020 10:30pm ITV2
Saturday 28th March 2020 2:45am ITV2
Tuesday 31st March 2020 2:40am ITV2
Wednesday 28th April 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 2nd May 2021 1:30am ITV2
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 10:30pm ITV2
Monday 29th November 2021 1:35am ITV2
Tuesday 26th April 2022 10:30pm ITV2
Sunday 1st May 2022 1:30am ITV2
Thursday 10th November 2022 10:30pm ITV2
Tuesday 25th April 2023 10:30pm ITV2
Saturday 29th April 2023 1:30am ITV2
Tuesday 22nd August 2023 10:30pm ITV2
Monday 28th August 2023 2:15am ITV2

Cast & crew

Tom Rosenthal Marcus
Ryan Sampson Grumio
Jon Pointing (as Jonathan Pointing) Jason
Tom Basden Aurelius
Ellie Taylor Gloria
Guest cast
Pippa Haywood Antonia
Louis Suc Barney
Max Basden Max
John Thomson Mr Adolphus
Rhianna Merralls Sabrina
Phillip Langhorne (as Phill Langhorne) Gratian
Stella Leifer Schoolgirl
Maisie Leifer Schoolgirl
Writing team
Sam Leifer Writer
Tom Basden Writer
Production team
Sam Leifer Director
Teddy Leifer Producer
Tom Basden Associate Producer
Rupert Bray Line Producer
Nick Ames Editor
Dan Robinson Editor
Julian Fullalove Production Designer
Mariana Stanisheva Casting Director
Catherine Willis Casting Director
Irina Kotcheva Costume Designer
Andrew Rodger Director of Photography
Christine Cant Make-up Designer
Oli Julian (as Oliver Julian) Composer
Nick Foster Composer
Jonathan Farmer 1st Assistant Director


Grumio's Big Fight

After a bit of confusion, and the promise of free lunches, Grumio finds himself in the Under 14's school boxing team. His big fight doesn't quite go to plan though.

Featuring: Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio), Jonathan Pointing (Jason), Tom Basden (Aurelius), Pippa Haywood (Antonia) & John Thomson (Mr Adolphus).


Plebs review: Coarse, stupid and very welcome!

Hurray for these revolting Romans.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 1st October 2019

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