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

Psychobitches

Sky Arts sketch show about women from history. 12 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2012 - 2014. Stars Julia Davis, Rebecca Front, Sharon Horgan, Samantha Spiro and others.

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

Psychobitches

A Sky Arts sketch show that sees some of history's most famous women psychoanalysed

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

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.

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