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


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.

Series 1

Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Bette Davis (Frances Barber), Joan Crawford (Mark Gatiss). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 30th May 2013

Frances Barber and Mark Gatiss fight over diva status as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford; Selina Griffiths, Katy Brand and Sarah Solemani star as the squabbling Bronte sisters, while Julia Davis plays a less than cheery Sylvia Plath.


Psychobitches. Beatrix Potter (Selina Griffiths). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 6th June 2013

Steve Pemberton plays an unusually gruff Dian Fossey. Katy Brand's pork pie-munching Diana Dors is confronted by Sam Spiro's glamorous Marilyn Monroe, while Sharon Horgan gives her take on a brooding Virginia Woolf and a love-struck Cleopatra.

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Psychobitches. Barbara Woodhouse (Joanna Scanlan). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 13th June 2013

Liz Taylor devours a chocolate ├ęclair before discussing her two marriages to Richard Burton.

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Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Helen of Troy (Julia Davis), Therapist (Rebecca Front). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 20th June 2013

A troubled Nancy Spungen performs a couple of lewd songs, and Eve talks, with great regret, about her sexual relationship with Adam.

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Psychobitches. Boudica (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 27th June 2013

The final episode of Jeremy Dyson's witty sketch show sees Kathy Burke reveal the secret behind Mona Lisa's smile.

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Release date: Tuesday 26th June 2012

In a series of sketches an impassive therapist listens as a group of historical female characters recount their problems. Amongst others Jane Austen craves sex. Beatrix Potter believes that the animals can talk to her, Edith Piaf, contrary to her song, has a whole string of regrets whilst Eva Braun...