“A fairly basic primer, but it was undoubtedly one the public sorely needs”

Are You Autistic?

Are you Autistic?, Channel 4

“Two young autistic women fronted the programme, which made a nice change from being patronised by some D-list celebrity. But why didn’t we hear more about their lives, their journeys through childhood and the problems they’ve suffered? However, most of it was an intelligent examination of a condition thought to affect 1 in 100 people in the UK.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“Are You Autistic? constituted a fairly basic primer, but it was undoubtedly one the public sorely needs. Even if it sought to cater for an audience with zero knowledge or experience of autism – including people who might have it and don’t know it – the programme probably told most viewers something they didn’t already know.”
Tim Dowling, The Guardian

“Unfortunately, from its crass title onwards, this film was a muddled mess, resembling three different documentaries clumsily welded together. The result was a surface-skimming hour which wasn’t worthy of its subject.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph

“This somewhat sketchy documentary had a big reveal up its sleeve, the results of a huge study, involving 750,000 British adults. What use are surveys without some insight?
Matt Baylis, Daily Express

“Grenfell Tower: Minute by Minute looked as if it might be a mawkish, even prurient reliving of our worst national disaster since Hillsborough. It wasn’t. The tone was quiet and respectful, reinforced by there being no narrator.”
Carol Midgley, The Times

“At 90 minutes, this programme was overlong, padded out with ad breaks and false jeopardy. Being live, this wasn’t the slickest production - hats fell off, red G-strings malfunctioned, awkward pauses occurred - but it was whole-hearted, striking the right balance between worthy and entertaining.”
Michael Hogan, The Telegraph