Psychobitches. Therapist (Rebecca Front). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Psychobitches

Psychobitches

  • TV sketch show
  • Sky Arts
  • 2012 - 2014
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

A Sky Arts sketch show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalysed. Stars Julia Davis, Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro, Frances Barber and more.

Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Grace Kelly (Sharon Horgan), Ingrid Bergman (Michelle Gomez), Janet Leigh (Samantha Spiro). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2012 - 2014
Channels
Sky Arts
Episodes
12 (1 pilot + 2 series), plus 2 highlights specials
Creators
Ben Cavey and Jeremy Dyson
Stars
Julia Davis, Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro, Frances Barber, Selina Griffiths, Katy Brand, Morgana Robinson and more
Writers
Jeremy Dyson, Bert Tyler-Moore, George Jeffrie, Ali Crockatt, Lucy Montgomery, David Scott, Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns and more
Director
Jeremy Dyson
Producers
Pippa Brown, Saskia Schuster, Ben Cavey, Lucy Lumsden and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise
Companies

Psychobitches is an all-star sketch show set in one room that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalysed.

Resting comfortably on the chaise longue of a therapy room, the most iconic women from history open up to a discerning if slightly judgemental psychiatrist (Rebecca Front) about their thoughts, fears and flaws. From Sylvia Plath trying to write cheerier poems to the Bronte sisters squabbling like petulant toddlers, Psychobitches provides some illuminating insights into the minds of these famous females.

Also with issues to get off their chest are Eva Peron who is struggling to moderate her feelings of grandiosity and an ageing Margot Fontaine refusing to hang up her ballet slippers. While a senile Joan Crawford and Bette Davis compete over who was the biggest screen siren, Audrey Hepburn steps into the sanctum of trust to test the psychiatrist's patience with her cutesy quirks.

Additional details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Also known as
  • Playhouse Presents: Psychobitches
  • Psychobit***s
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 21st June 2012 at 9pm on Sky Arts
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 9:30pm on Sky Arts
Most recent repeats

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