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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Series 1, Episode 1

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

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Thursday 30th May 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 31st May 2013 12:30am Sky Arts
Saturday 1st June 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 3rd June 2013 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 26th December 2013 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 27th December 2013 12:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 15th January 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 16th January 2015 5:00am Sky Arts
Wednesday 29th April 2015 1:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 7th January 2016 9:30pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 13th January 2016 12:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 26th January 2017 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd February 2017 3:20am Sky Arts
Sunday 15th April 2018 2:15am Sky Arts
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 11:30pm Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Mark Gatiss Joan Crawford
Frances Barber Bette Davis
Llewella Gideon Rosa Parks
Samantha Spiro Audrey Hepburn
Julia Davis Sylvia Plath
Sharon D Clarke Nina Simone
Katy Brand Emily Brontë
Selina Griffiths Charlotte Brontë
Sarah Solemani Anne Brontë
Sharon Horgan Eva Peron
Katy Brand Jacqueline du Pre
Sheila Reid Margot Fonteyn
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
David Scott Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Simon Carlyle Writer
Pelham Levy Writer
Freddy Syborn Writer
Holly Walsh Writer
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
Peter Hallworth Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer
Will Stuart Composer


Margot Fonteyn

Margot Fonteyn gets some long awaited therapy.

Featuring: Sheila Reid (Margot Fonteyn).

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