Episode 4: Autism


Something is up this week. Maybe it’s the humidity, maybe it’s the problematic consequence of James removing his trousers upon arrival at the Private Practice. We never set out to drop the A bomb so soon, this was meant to be an episode about vanity. But James’ internal conflict was such that an autistic clusterfudge erupted in the room and sat in the thick air, clouding any insight and commanding the agenda. What follows is a thorough assessment of James’ position on the autistic spectrum. We went through all 50 questions in the autism test, but for your sanity many of these have been edited out. However, James’ score is very much out of 50, so don’t go on a rampage if you’re keeping a tally while/whilst you listen and it doesn’t add up to the same figure you hear in the programme.