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 3

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

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

Date
Thursday 13th June 2013
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

Video

Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor reminisces about her husband.

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

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