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.

Series 1, Episode 2

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.

Further details

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

This week, Mary (Sam Spiro) reveals her anger at having spent a lifetime picking up tunics for son Jesus (Mathew Baynton) only to be shunned as he begins to spend time with his friends (who "worship the ground he walks on"); Enid Blyton (Julia Davis) rants about her hatred of goblins and their impact on the economy and Cleopatra (Sharon Horgan) shares her unhealthy fantasies about her brother.

While Katy Brand scoffs pies and tells crass jokes as Diana Dors, Doris Stokes (Frances Barber) aggravates Rebecca Front by pretending to hear the voices of her relatives; Dian Fossey (Steve Pemberton) reveals how King Kong first got her interested in gorillas; and animal-obsessed Beatrix Potter takes us into her dreams, which begin with her playing with her woodland friends but quickly darken into a distressing nightmare.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 6th June 2013
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Rebecca Front Therapist
    Guest cast
    Selina Griffiths Beatrix Potter
    Katy Brand Diana Dors
    Samantha Spiro Marilyn Monroe
    Frances Barber Doris Stokes
    Samantha Spiro Mary, Mother of Jesus
    Mathew Baynton Jesus
    Sharon Horgan Virginia Woolf
    Sharon Horgan Cleopatra
    Sharon D Clarke Bessie Smith
    Steve Pemberton Dian Fossey
    Julia Davis Enid Blyton
    Writing team
    Jeremy Dyson Writer
    Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
    George Jeffrie Writer
    Ali Crockatt Writer
    Lucy Montgomery Writer
    David Scott Writer
    Jessie Cave Writer
    Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
    Dan Swimer Script Editor
    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

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