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.

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Series 2, Episode 1

Rebecca Front returns as the long-suffering psychiatrist holding therapy sessions with some of history's most iconic women.

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Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Nancy Mitford (Sophie Ellis-Bextor), Jessica Mitford (Samantha Spiro), Unity Mitford (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Co-written and directed by The League of Gentlemen's Jeremy Dyson, this new six-part series features an array of talent, including Kathy Burke, Sam Spiro, Sharon Horgan, Morgana Robinson, Michelle Gomez, Katy Brand, Doon Mackichan, Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Meera Syal, Sheila Reid, Selina Griffiths, Zawe Ashton, Jack Whitehall, Frances Barber, Liza Tarbuck and comedy duo Cardinal Burns.

From Aphrodite and Anne Boleyn to Janis Joplin and Wilson, Keppel and Betty, our therapist lends a sympathetic ear and tries to probe the depths of her patients' unusual minds.

Rooted in history and psychology, this new series offers a brilliantly inventive, silly, dark and irreverent comic insight into history's departed icons, without ever leaving the consulting room.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th November 2014
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 26th November 2014 2:30am Sky Arts
Wednesday 26th November 2014 11:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 30th November 2014 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 26th February 2015 10:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 27th February 2015 3:10am Sky Arts
Monday 2nd March 2015 11:15pm Sky Arts
Thursday 11th June 2015 9:30pm Sky Arts
Friday 12th June 2015 1:25am Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd March 2017 10:15pm Sky Arts
Sunday 22nd April 2018 3:30am Sky Arts
Thursday 17th October 2019 12:00am Sky Arts
Sunday 19th April 2020 11:30pm Sky Arts
Sunday 26th April 2020 1:45am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Michelle Gomez Mary Queen of Scots
Sharon Horgan Unity Mitford
Samantha Spiro Jessica Mitford
Sophie Ellis-Bextor (as Sophie Ellis-Bexter) Nancy Mitford
Morgana Robinson Anna Nicole Smith
Selina Griffiths Marie Antoinette
Doon Mackichan Catherine Howard
Samantha Spiro Betty Knox
Seb Cardinal Jack Wilson
Dustin Demri-Burns Joe Keppel
Seb Cardinal Janis Joplin
Kathy Burke Queen Mother
Reece Shearsmith Princess Margaret
Frances Barber Elizabeth I
Sharon Horgan Tammy Wynette
Katy Brand Medusa
Michelle Gomez Margaret Thatcher
Morgana Robinson Venus
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott Writer
Seb Cardinal Writer
Dustin Demri-Burns Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Holly Walsh Writer
Kathy Burke Writer
Dafydd James Writer
Ben Lewis Writer
Dan Swimer 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
Gary Dollner Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer
Ian Masterson Composer


Queen Mother and Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret is in therapy with her mother.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist), Kathy Burke (Queen Mother) & Reece Shearsmith (Princess Margaret).

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