Chris Packham: Asperger's And Me

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Project Details

  • Filmed and directed by: Charlie Russell
  • Executive Producer: Tom Barry
  • Producer: Lizzie Kempton
  • Production Executive: Jane Bevan
  • Junior Production Manager: Louisa Hatfield
  • BBC
  • October 2017
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For most of his life, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham didn’t tell anyone about the one thing that in many ways has defined his entire existence. Chris is autistic – he has Asperger’s Syndrome, which means he struggles in social situations, has difficulty with human relationships, and is, by his own admission, ‘a little bit weird’.

But what if there was a way of taking away these autistic traits? Would Chris ever choose to be ‘normal’?