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

Psychobitches

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 2, Episode 1

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

Further details

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

Date
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Holly Walsh Writer
    Kathy Burke Writer
    Seb Cardinal Writer
    Dustin Demri-Burns Writer
    Dafydd James Writer
    Ben Lewis Writer
    Dan Swimer Writer
    Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
    Dan Swimer Script Editor
    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

    Video

    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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