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 3

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

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Further details

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

Liz Taylor (Sam Spiro) devours a chocolate ├ęclair before discussing her two marriages to Richard Burton and her impulsive divorce from Larry Fortetnsky, confessing that her greatest regret is not having more husbands.

After admitting that her sexual partner of choice would be a "blind man", a grotesque Old Mother Shipton (Reece Shearsmith) and her toad deliver some less than profound prophecies, serving up some sage advice in a series of absurd riddles ("As sure as summer bringeth sun, and so in winter will heat be done. In spring do bringeth tree and bush, and yoghurt on the ***** cures thrush.").

Meanwhile naturalist Joy Adamson (Julia Davis) speaks the language of the lion cubs she raised, filmmaker Leni Reifenstahl (Sharon Horgan) reflects on working with Adolf Hitler, Marie Curie (Selina Griffiths) suffers the consequences of overwork and Jack Whitehall makes a fleeting cameo appearance as Lady Diana Spencer.

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th June 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th June 2013 12:30am Sky Arts
Saturday 15th June 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 17th June 2013 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th January 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 10th January 2014 1:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 25th September 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 26th September 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 29th January 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 30th January 2015 3:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 13th May 2015 1:20am Sky Arts
Thursday 14th January 2016 9:30pm Sky Arts
Tuesday 19th January 2016 11:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th February 2017 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 16th February 2017 3:15am Sky Arts
Tuesday 17th April 2018 2:15am Sky Arts
Wednesday 8th May 2019 12:45am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Samantha Spiro Liz Taylor
Selina Griffiths Amalia Freud
Joanna Scanlan Barbara Woodhouse
Reece Shearsmith Old Mother Shipton
Julia Davis Joy Adamson
Jack Whitehall Diana Spencer
Sharon Horgan Leni Riefenstahl
Selina Griffiths Marie Curie
Sharon Horgan Madame de Pompadour
Samantha Spiro Golda Meir
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
Holly Walsh Writer
Julia Davis Writer
Jamie Lennox Writer
Louis Waymouth 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


Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor reminisces about her husband.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist) & Samantha Spiro (Liz Taylor).

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