Psychobitches. Therapist (Rebecca Front). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.


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 5

The final episode of Jeremy Dyson's witty sketch show sees Kathy Burke reveal the secret behind Mona Lisa's smile.

Further details

Psychobitches. Boudica (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Kathy Burke reveals the secret behind Mona Lisa's smile and Mrs Alfred Hitchcock (Harry Enfield) opens up about her lack of sexual relations with her film director husband.

Sharon Horgan plays Boudica, who drops her carriage outside and brings her horse into the therapy room. She talks to Rebecca Front about how she would like to be remembered - "as long as they pronounce my name right, I don't care".

Julia Davis mimes her problems as silent movie star Mary Pickford while Catherine the Great (Frances Barber) worries that rumours of her many lovers will overshadow her legacy.

Sarah Solemani also takes to the couch as Anne Frank and Zawe Ashton plays an Eartha Kitt, who fails to let go of her role as Catwoman in her later years.

Plus, in the series' closing sketch, we take a peek into the dreams of Queen Victoria (Sam Spiro) as she questions what her raunchy fantasies about husband Albert might mean.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th June 2013
Sky Arts
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Sharon Horgan Boudica
Samantha Spiro Jackie Kennedy
Julia Davis Mary Pickford
Zawe Ashton Eartha Kitt
Kathy Burke Mona Lisa
Sarah Solemani Anne Frank
Frances Barber Catherine the Great
Sheila Reid Betty Ford
Harry Enfield 'Mrs' Alfred Hitchcock
Samantha Spiro Queen Victoria
Tom Stuart Prince Albert
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
Derren Litten Writer
Kathy Burke 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

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