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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 4

A troubled Nancy Spungen performs a couple of lewd songs, and Eve talks, with great regret, about her sexual relationship with Adam.

Further details

Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Helen of Troy (Julia Davis), Therapist (Rebecca Front). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Emmeline Pankhurst (Ted Robbins) tells therapist Rebecca Front all about her working class Manchester roots, her spell in prison and the happiest time of her life on Fleetwood beach.

An excitable Barbara Castle (Sam Spiro) talks vividly about the sexual tension in politics and reveals her wildest fantasies. "When I met with the TUC, I didn't once think about Vic Feather's tight little bum."

A vain Helen of Troy (Julia Davis), complete with a thick brummie accent, discusses being spoiled by men her entire life and laments the difficulties of being so pretty.

Then a troubled Nancy Spungen (Tamsin Egerton) performs a couple of lewd songs, Mary Queen of Scots (Michelle Gomez) proves incomprehensible with her thick Scottish accent, Eve (Sharon Horgan) talks, with great regret, about her sexual relationship with Adam, and Mary Shelley (Katy Brand) proves quite intimidating as she explains the plot of her latest novel, Frankenstein.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th June 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Ted Robbins Emmeline Pankhurst
Samantha Spiro Barbara Castle
Julia Davis Helen of Troy
Michelle Gomez Mary Queen of Scots
Tamsin Egerton Nancy Spungen
Sharon Horgan Eve
Julia Davis Helen Keller
Katy Brand Mary Shelley
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Freddy Syborn Writer
Derren Litten 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
Will Stuart Composer

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