plebs SERIES 4


The sudden departure of Stylax and equally sudden arrival of dappy blonde builder Jason (Jonathan Pointing) throws the lives of our Plebs into turmoil. But upheaval gives way to hope when they manage to wangle an abandoned toilet from crooked property developer Crassus (Robert Lindsay) which they decide to convert into Rome’s hottest new wine-bar - ‘The Crown and Toga’. With Grumio as head-chef, Jason and waterboy/man Aurelius on drinks and Marcus as manager, this could be the boys’ chance to finally hit the big time and become players in the most exciting city in the world. This status leads to new adventures as they tangle with Rome’s foremost food critic (Annette Badland), launch a cabaret night with scathing satirist (Aisling Bea), take part in the city’s Marathon and host a snail-racing syndicate – before coming up against their biggest challenge so far, an aggressive take-over bid from a local Germanian bar famous for their popular brown-liquid ‘beer’.

Writers: Sam Leifer, Tom Basden  Producer: Teddy Leifer  Executive Producer: Caroline Leddy  Director: Sam Leifer