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 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


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th June 2013 10:00pm Sky Arts
Monday 1st July 2013 11:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 23rd January 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 24th January 2014 2:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 11th September 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 11th September 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th October 2014 9:00pm Sky Arts
Friday 10th October 2014 3:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 12th February 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 13th February 2015 3:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 27th May 2015 1:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 21st January 2016 9:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 24th January 2016 2:30am Sky Arts
Tuesday 26th January 2016 11:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 23rd February 2017 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd March 2017 3:15am Sky Arts
Thursday 19th April 2018 2:00am Sky Arts
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 12:30am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

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
Peter Hallworth Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer

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