Telly: PLEBS chuckling at Romans 

 February 27, 2014

By  NickLitten

I found this by accident and it’s yet another Telly series which reminds by just how funny and irreverent English TV can be.

Plebs is based in Rome at the time of the Roman British invasion – an easy play on the Latin word ‘plebeians’ — and if you don’t know what that word means that you need to jog back to school and give your history teacher a swift kick up the arse. Plebs is filled with stupid British comedy, occasional naughty words and frequent innuendo and sexual comments it just about sums up British comedy at its best. It’s The Inbetweeners meets Ancient Rome:

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. The series stars Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Joel Fry (Trollied) and Ryan Sampson (After You’ve Gone) as the three young men – Marcus, Stylax and their lazy slave with an attitude problem, Grumio.


Didn’t expect to enjoy but I did… most excellently enjoyable… I suspect because it features the lead plebeian who looks surprisingly like my cousin Rob Litten (but with tidy hair) and an amusing slave chap with a six pack (which as usual reminded me how soft I’ve become since moving Stateside) and my favorite amusing bloke, that black dude from White Van Man… or half black dude… or mixed race dude (whichever is the most politically correct way of saying it) but either way, he’s one of the new bright faces of British comedy – striking physical presence and most amusing screen delivery. Double Thumbs up

Favorite quote – it’s a lottery ticket with a 50/50 chance of winning – I will either win or I wont šŸ˜‰


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

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