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.

Episode menu

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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 7th June 2013 12:30am Sky Arts
Saturday 8th June 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 10th June 2013 11:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd January 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 3rd January 2014 1:15am Sky Arts
Thursday 18th September 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 19th September 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 22nd January 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 23rd January 2015 4:50am Sky Arts
Wednesday 6th May 2015 1:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 14th January 2016 9:00pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 19th January 2016 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd February 2017 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th February 2017 3:40am Sky Arts
Monday 16th April 2018 2:00am Sky Arts
Wednesday 1st May 2019 12:30am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

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
Peter Hallworth Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer

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