The BBC has ordered a second series of Inside Our Autistic Minds exploring “what it is really like to live inside dyslexic and ADHD minds.”

In the new two part series, presenter Chris Packham will focus in one episode on ADHD and the other on dyslexia. He’ll meet four contributors and give them the opportunity to show the world, in their own words and images, what ADHD or dyslexia mean for them.

Working with “cutting edge” filmmakers, animators and photographers, contributors will recreate their unique worlds in visually inventive short films created for those closest to them.

Chris Packham says: “The response we had to Inside Our Autistic Minds has been unparalleled. I have never encountered such a positive reaction to any programme I have been a part of. Central to this reaction has been people saying that we facilitated a greater understanding of autistic minds and banished many misunderstandings about the condition. ADHD and dyslexia are both equally misunderstood so I am very excited about the challenge of exploring how they impact people’s day to day lives in education, work and relationships.”

Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, says: “I was moved by the response to Inside Our Autistic Minds, and delighted it resonated with such a large audience. As our understanding of neurodiversity increases, I’m seeing a new wave of interest in ADHD and dyslexia, so this feels like the right time to expand the Inside Our Minds brand. Neurodiversity is much talked-about but often from the outside in. Inside Our Minds gives the microphone to neurodivergent people and allows them to lead the discussion.”

Inside Our Minds 2×60 was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual for BBC Two and iPlayer. It is being produced by BBC Studios Specialist Factual Productions where

Executive Producer Amanda Lyon and Series Producer and Director Joe Myerscough are returning along with presenter Chris Packham. The series is produced in partnership with the Open University.

(Image: Richard Ansett/Hello Charlie/BBC Studios)

Jon Creamer

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