This is what the wonderful Wikipedia says about PLEBS:
The plebs was the general body of free, land-owning Roman citizens (as distinguished from slaves and the capite censi) in Ancient Rome. It was the non-aristocratic class of Rome and consisted of freed people, shopkeepers, crafts people, skilled or unskilled workers, and farmers. Members of the plebs were also distinct from the higher order of the patricians. A member of the plebs was known as a plebeian (pron.: //; Latin: plebeius). This term is used today to refer to one who is or appears to be of the middle or lower order; however, in Rome plebeians could become quite wealthy and influential.
Our take on this refreshingly madcap *did I just say that? Oh yes I did* new sitcom from the ITV2 boys (Mondays10.00pm) was immediately that it crossed the Inbetweeners - a cringeworthy forgettable series but brilliant movie and one of my heroes Frankie Howerd's Up Pompeii with a hint of Blackadder thanks to the curmudgeonly Badrickian slave, Grumio.
The sets are gorgeous, the scripts are spot-on. The lads are very much 21st Century savvy whilst living in hysterical and historical ancient Rome and their office jobs reflect life today ; one is a *shredder*, one a *copier* and the guy who stands in the corner of the room with a jug of water would be the... what? HYSTERICAL!
The episode with Danny Dyer as a Gladiator in touch with his feminine side had to be watched more than once.
It takes a lot to properly tickle MY funny bone these days and I don't often extol the virtues of a new sitcom on the telly box but this is polished, clever, snort-tea-out-of-your-nose funny stuff and I dare you to not get hooked :)