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 3

Featuring appearances from Lucille Ball, Bonnie Parker, Mrs Noah, Pocahontas and Mary Magdalene.

Further details

Psychobitches. Mrs Noah (Mark Benton). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

The mayhem continues as Rebecca Front trawls the minds of some of history's most famous women.

This week, Sam Spiro roller skates in to the consulting room as Lucille Ball; Sharon Horgan plays a gun-toting Bonnie Parker; Mark Benton pulls no punches as a ravenous, yetieating Mrs Noah; Martha Howe-Douglas's Pocahontas is disillusioned with modern British life; and Morgana Robinson portrays a sex-mad Mary Magdalene, who claims she can "suck the balls off a camel through the eye of a needle".

Michelle Gomez, Selina Griffiths, Frances Barber and Tom Stuart also star as the imaginative, surreal and mischievous sketches come thick and fast.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Mark Benton Mrs Noah
Sharon Horgan Bonnie Parker
Pippa Brown Coco Chanel
Samantha Spiro Amelia Earhart
Selina Griffiths Amy Johnson
Sharon Horgan Grace Kelly
Michelle Gomez Ingrid Bergman
Samantha Spiro Janet Leigh
Samantha Spiro Lucille Ball
Morgana Robinson Mary Magdalene
Frances Barber Whistler's Mother
Tom Stuart Bob Hope
Martha Howe-Douglas Pocahontas
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
Lucy Montgomery Writer
David Scott Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Toby Davies 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

Videos

Lucille Ball can't help but perform in therapy

Lucille Ball rolls into therapy and can't take anything seriously. A tough one for the therapist.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist), Samantha Spiro (Lucille Ball).

Mrs Noah feels guilty about eating animals

Watch this clip to find out the forename of Mrs Noah.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist), Mark Benton (Mrs Noah).

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