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Plebs

  • Episode: 

    5 of 6

  • Title: 

    Bananae
  • Transmission: 

    Mon 15 Apr 2013
  • Time: 

    10.00pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 16 2013 : Sat 13 Apr - Fri 19 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV2

 

 
Bananae
 
Mass immigration from Thrace puts the boys into contact with a sexy Thracian lodger Irina and a dazzling yellow exotic fruit, the Banana.
 
Meanwhile, Marcus (Tom Rosenthal) has an unfortunate encounter with an elderly war veteran.
 
Series overview:
 
Plebs is a thoroughly modern comedy with an ancient setting.  The series will follow 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 just happens to be Ancient Rome!
 
The series stars Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Joel Fry (White Van Man, Trollied) and Ryan Sampson (Work Experience, After You’ve Gone) as the three young men – Marcus, Stylax and their lazy slave with a major attitude problem, Grumio. 
 
Doon Mackichan (Smack The Pony) also stars, as the boys’ ruthless boss, Flavia - an expert manipulator with a private life that's the stuff of legend.
 
A sexy newcomer called Cynthia played by Sophie Colquhoun (The Inbetweeners Movie, Switch) soon joins the boys as she moves into the flat next door along with her sarcastic slave Metella played by Lydia Rose Bewley (The Inbetweeners Movie).
 
Rome is traditionally imagined as the home of emperors and senators, generals and gladiators, a dignified theatre of pomp and ceremony.  But what about the little guys, the wasters - new to the big city, stuck in office jobs, unable to get the girls?
 
Unlikely to be immortalized in the annals or memorialized in a frieze, Marcus, Stylax and Grumio are essentially just a bunch of Plebs.  And whether they’re wearing togas, or skinny jeans, desperate young men in any period of history are essentially cut from the same cloth.
 
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