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

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    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
    Holly Walsh Writer
    Julia Davis Writer
    Jamie Lennox Writer
    Louis Waymouth 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

    Video

    Liz Taylor

    Liz Taylor reminisces about her husband.

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

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