Preview – Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me

Chris Packham
Picture Shows: Chris Packham. Image Credit: BBC. Photographer: Richard Ansett.

While Chris Packham is most famous for his wildlife documentaries, there is a troubled side to him.

Packham has Asperger’s Syndrome, although he wasn’t diagnosed until very recently. This film shows him lifting the lid on his live. This includes the time spend alone in the woods with his dog and “best friend” Scratchy. However, Packham also has a long-term partner, Charlotte, who says that he’s, “like an alien” at times.

Packham looks into the possibility of being “cured” of Asperger’s and wonders if it is possible. As someone with Asperger’s myself, it’s a weird thought.

Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me is on BBC Two at 21.00.

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