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, 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

Thursday 6th June 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes

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
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Jessie Cave 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

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