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).

RTS award-winning CBBC programme A Kind of Spark receives April release date

Addie (Lola Blue, The Worst Witch), is an 11-year-old girl in her first year of high school, who discovers her home town of Juniper used to hold witch trials centuries ago. Her research leads her to Margaret (Hattie Gotobed, Homebound) and Elinor Fraser (Ella Maisy Purvis, Malpractice), two suspected witches from 1597 who had a confusing disappearance. The more Addie researches, she starts to suspect that Elinor Fraser may be neurodivergent like her.