Inside Our Autistic Minds

A step change in TV’s depiction of autism?

Few recent TV documentaries have made as much impact as Inside Our Autistic Minds, the two-part BBC Studios film presented by Chris Packham and made in partnership with the Open University. It picked up its third major award – for Presenter of the Year – at the RTS Programme Awards in March. Previously it had won at the Griersons (taking the Science prize) and the Broadcast Awards (Specialist Factual).

Chris Packham on championing neurodiverse talent, self-diagnosis and Inside Our Autistic Minds

“I will be stopped at the station, on the train and getting off the train, and I guarantee you that nine out of 10 people will speak about [Inside Our Autistic Minds], and it's been like that since it went out.”

For the two-part documentary, Packham met with four autistic adults as they created short films to try and share the reality of their daily lives with their closest family and friends.