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BBC1 orders “The Naked Rambler”

UK pubcaster BBC1 has ordered a documentary about Stephen Gough (pictured), a man who has spent almost seven years in prison for refusing to wear clothes.
August 9, 2013

UK pubcaster BBC1 has ordered a documentary about Stephen Gough, a man who has spent almost seven years in prison for refusing to wear clothes.

The Naked Rambler (1 x 50-minutes, pictured above) follows Gough as he attempts walks more than 400 miles from Edinburgh in Scotland to see his family in Eastleigh. The quest is beset by frequent arrests, court appearances and prison sentences.

The doc, produced by Oblong Films, will broadcast on August 20 at 10.35 p.m. GMT. It was directed by Guy Gilbert, exec produced by Jonny Young, and commissioned by the BBC’s commissioning executive producer Samantha Anstiss.

Young said: “Stephen Gough is a controversial figure who always draws strong reactions from the British public. He believes he has a right to be naked but the law is there to protect the rights of the public, many of whom do not want to see him naked. It’s a never-ending battle.”

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