Plebs: Series 5 (2019)
Thursday 3rd October 2019
When in Rome, de de de...do as the Romans do! Here come the Romans in the hilarious comedy Plebs, which returns for its fifth series on ITV2 before marching on to DVD alongside Plebs Series 1 - 5 DVD Box Set on 2nd December 2019 courtesy of Acorn Media International.
Plebs follows the lives of three hapless young men from the suburbs as they try to get laid, hold down jobs and climb the social ladder in the big city.....of Rome in 23BC. Penned by Sam Leifer (How Not to Live Your Life) and Tom Basden (Fresh Meat) and starring Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner), Ryan Sampson (Brassic) and Jonathan Pointing (London Kills) alongside a stellar cast and inspired guest stars.
Series five sees Amanda Holden (Wild at Heart) feature as lusty aristocrat Rufina who takes a liking to Jason (Pointing) when he gate-crashes a banquet...and he doesn't seem to mind too much. Marcus (Rosenthal), Aurelius the water-boy (Basden) and lazy slave Grumio (Sampson) are still trying to turn the Crown and Toga into the trendiest nightspot in the city, even if it means getting in with a rowdy bunch of sports hooligans including Leo Gregory (Green Street Hooligans).
Developing schemes and side-hustles aplenty, the gang are joined on their adventures by Emilia Fox (Delicious) who guest stars as a detective and Tony Robinson (Blackadder Goes Forth) who, of course, plays an archaeologist. Returning characters include series favourites Landlady (Maureen Lipman - Coronation Street), Landlord (Karl Theobald - GameFace), Sylvia (Samantha Spiro - Sex Education) and Lepidus (Danny Webb - Humans).
With Marcus wooing Gloria (Ellie Taylor - The Mash Report) who runs the laundrette next door, Jason and Aurelius trying their luck at a male escort agency, and Grumio inventing the first hands-free parasol: The Grumbrella, you know you're in for a right Roman riot.
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.