Sherlock Holmes is autistic, leading charity claims

Sherlock Holmes's ability to solve crimes based on tiny bits of information and an incredible memory may mean the character was autistic, the National Autistic Society claim. An increasing number of people on screen could be autistic, the charity say, including Saga Noren in The Bridge, Derek, played by Ricky Gervais in the show of the same name, Roy Cropper in Coronation Street and Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd.
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16th December 2013
Daily Telegraph