Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that is returning this year with a fourth season and a new line up – Plebs

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Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

PLEBS follows three desperate young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs, and climb the social ladder in the big city – a city that happens to be Ancient Rome. –IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

4 seasons

Characters:

Tom Rosenthal – Marcus

Joel Fry – Stylax

Ryan Sampson – Grumio

Tom Basedon – Aurelius

Karl Theobald – Landlord

Trivia

  • In the scriptorium where they work, Marcus, Stylax and Aurelius all perform jobs which would nowadays be carried out by machinery. Marcus is the copier (photocopier), Stylax is the shredder and Aurelius is the waterman (water cooler).
  • The series takes place from 27 BC to 26 BC.
  • At least two actors in Plebs, David Bamber and Karl Johnson, also had prominent roles in the more dramatic treatment of the period: “Rome”. Bamber who played Strabo the Weatherist in series 3 episode 8 was Cicero in “Rome”, and Johnson who played the Judge in Series 2 # 7 was Cato in “Rome”

Classic Clips

Sacrificial Meat

Waterboy Compilation

If You Name Is Not On The Scroll