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 2 is repeated on Wednesday at 12:30am.

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.

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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
    Derren Litten Writer
    Kathy Burke Writer
    Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
    Dan Swimer Script Editor
    Production team
    Mo Holden Production Designer
    Peter Hallworth Editor
    Jeremy Dyson Director
    Pippa Brown Producer
    Saskia Schuster Executive Producer
    Ben Cavey Executive Producer
    Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
    Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
    Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer

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