One year on in the eternal city…Tempus fugit
Emperor Augustus Caesar is still the most powerful man in the known world. And languishing somewhere near the other end of the food chain are three lowly plebs: Marcus, Stylax and their feckless slave, Grumio (Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry and Ryan Sampson).
As the ancestors of ‘generation rent’, they live in a squalid block in the worst part of town – presided over by the ruthless Landlady (Maureen Lipman). They work dead-end jobs for Rome’s third largest grain supply company. And though the Games are in town, they can’t get tickets for any event – not even the pig chase. But an encounter with a fiery Gallic activist, Delphine (Bella Dayne) might at least improve Marcus’ romantic stakes. Could she possibly become his Gaul-friend? Or is she just a bit too real for him?
As well as their regular nemeses, this year our Plebs encounter a legion of new Roman recruits: visiting parents (Samantha Spiro, Danny Webb, Steve Edge), a brazen Vestal Virgin (Michelle Keegan), a doping discus thrower (Ingrid Oliver), a theatrical
grande dame (Miriam Margolyes) and an ancient weatherman (David Bamber).
Let the Games begin…
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