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 6

In the final episode of the series, Richard E Grant makes a startling appearance as Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins.

Preview clips

Further details

Psychobitches. Image shows from L to R: Barbara Cartland (Frances Barber), Fanny Craddock (Seb Cardinal). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

The Witchfinder General (Richard E Grant) bursts in to Rebecca Front's office to confront a group of grotesque witches, played by Mathew Baynton, Kevin Eldon and Dustin Demri-Burns.

Elsewhere, Frances Barber sings a few cheeky songs as Gracie Fields, Seb Cardinal plays a make-up-obsessed Fanny Craddock, Michelle Gomez is a foul-mouthed Gregorian-chanting Hildegard of Bingen and Doon Mackichan delivers an impassioned rant as the Statue of Liberty.

Finally, Sheila Reid plays a childish Shirley Temple, Morgana Robinson stars as Daphne du Maurier, Meera Syal is Zeus's downtrodden wife Hera and Marc Wootton surges in to the consulting room as the Hindi Goddess Kali, who is struggling to make friends.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Sky Arts
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 24th December 2014 3:15am Sky Arts
Wednesday 24th December 2014 11:15pm Sky Arts
Sunday 28th December 2014 10:30pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd April 2015 10:10pm Sky Arts
Friday 3rd April 2015 3:45am Sky Arts
Tuesday 7th April 2015 12:20am Sky Arts
Thursday 16th July 2015 9:30pm Sky Arts
Friday 17th July 2015 2:15am Sky Arts
Thursday 6th April 2017 11:15pm Sky Arts
Friday 27th April 2018 2:05am Sky Arts
Thursday 31st October 2019 12:30am Sky Arts
Monday 25th May 2020 12:00am Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Rebecca Front Therapist
Guest cast
Katy Brand Medusa
Kevin Eldon Witch of Endor
Morgana Robinson Daphne du Maurier
Frances Barber Barbara Cartland
Seb Cardinal Fanny Craddock
Samantha Spiro Gracie Fields
Meera Syal Hera
Michelle Gomez Hildegard von Bingen
Sharon Horgan Simone de Beauvoir
Doon Mackichan Statue of Liberty
Dustin Demri-Burns Stygian Witch Alarm
Liza Tarbuck Stygian Witch Dread
Seb Cardinal Stygian Witch Horror
Marc Wootton The Goddess Kali
Mathew Baynton Witch of Wookey Hole
Richard E. Grant Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins
Sheila Reid Shirley Temple
Katy Brand Cleaner (Voice)
Writing team
Jeremy Dyson Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Ali Crockatt Writer
David Scott Writer
Pippa Brown Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Swimer Script Editor
Jamie Lennox Writer
Louis Waymouth Writer
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
Peter Hallworth Editor
Gary Dollner Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer
Jeremy Holland-Smith Composer


Hera talks to the Therapist

The Therapist talks to Hera, the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist) & Meera Syal (Hera).

Statue Of Liberty

The Statue Of Liberty is quite angry.

Featuring: Rebecca Front (Therapist) & Doon Mackichan (Statue of Liberty).

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