Catherine Tate to star in Sky Arts comedy Psychobitches

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Catherine Tate will take on the dual roles of Adolf Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun and French singer Edith Piaf in new Sky Arts comedy 'Psychobitches'.

Catherine Tate is to star in new Sky Arts comedy 'Psychobitches'.

The comedienne will take on the dual roles of Adolf Hitler's girlfriend Eva Braun and French singer Edith Piaf in the programme which is part of the channel's Playhouse Presents series.

The 30 minute comedy, puts history's most famous women into the psychiatrist's chair and shines a spotlight on their psychoses and obsessions.

Starring Rebecca Front as the therapist, the programme will also feature Sharon Horgan as Jane Austen and Frieda Kahlo, Katy Brand as Joan of Arc and George Eliot, Sheila Reid as Mother Theresa, Samantha Spiro as Mary Whitehouse and Judy Garland, Selina Griffiths as Beatrix Potter and Andy Nyman as Sarah, Abraham's wife.

Ben Cavey, Executive Producer of Tiger Aspect Productions, said: "'Psychobitches' has to be one of the most exciting ensembles of female comedic talent and Andy Nyman. I'm so excited that Jeremy Dyson has decided to get to direct a TV comedy for the first time.

"The team of writers - Jeremy Dyson, Laurence Rickard, Simon Carlyle and Morwenna Banks, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie- have created a brilliantly unique and original way of interpreting the sketch genre. And with the brilliant Pippa Brown at the helm as producer, this is a truly exciting collection of talent that Tiger Aspect are extremely pleased to have brought together."

'Psychobitches' will air on Sky Arts 1 HD on June 21 at 9pm.

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