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


  • 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.

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Playhouse Presents: Psychobitches

Catherine Tate, Rebecca Front and Katy Brand are among the stars exposing the obsessions and psychoses of history's most famous women.

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Psychobitches. Mother Teresa (Sheila Reid). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Featuring an all-star cast of celebrated comedic talent, this one-off 30 minute comedy pilot for the Playhouse Presents strand puts history's most famous women into the psychiatrist's chair and shines a spotlight on their psychoses and obsessions.

From Beatrix Potter who believes the animals really are talking to her; to Judy Garland, copying with her bi-polar mood swings and singing compulsion; to Eva Braun, who needs help for her seriously questionable taste in men.


This pilot was broadcast as Episode 11 during anthology series Playhouse Presents Series 1.

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st June 2012
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 4th July 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 5th July 2013 1:00am Sky Arts
Saturday 6th July 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 8th July 2013 11:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 19th December 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 20th December 2013 1:05am Sky Arts
Thursday 4th September 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 5th September 2014 3:15am Sky Arts
Thursday 19th February 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 20th February 2015 4:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 7th January 2016 9:00pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 12th January 2016 11:30pm Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Catherine Tate Eva Braun
Catherine Tate Edith Piaf
Sharon Horgan Jane Austen
Katy Brand Joan of Arc
Katy Brand George Eliot
Sheila Reid Mother Teresa
Samantha Spiro Mary Whitehouse
Samantha Spiro Judy Garland
Selina Griffiths Beatrix Potter
Andy Nyman Sarah (The Wife of Abraham)
Sharon Horgan Frida Kahlo
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Laurence Rickard Writer
Simon Carlyle Writer
Morwenna Banks Writer
Dan Swimer Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Jeremy Dyson Director
Pippa Brown Producer
Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
Ben Cavey Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Philip Pope Composer
Ben Cavey Creator

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