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“BBC executives and Stephen Nolan are bracing themselves for controversy as the busiest showman in the country prepares to air his newest TV programme Radio Face, which features a number of feisty contributors who are sure to divide opinion among viewers.”
"There are lighter moments in Radio Face, however, especially when Nolan brings up the subject of the self-
“He added that he'd never had as good a feeling about a project as Radio Face, though he admitted he was expecting what he called "the usual commentary about the BBC dumbing down."
The Naked Rambler… the real life AND Second Life versions
“Stephen Gough. He divides opinion in the naturist community, with some saying that he is the vanguard of those who seek to make nudity a legitimate form of public ‘dress’, while others claim he sets the naturist movement back several years and is seen as ‘a bit of a nutter’. Either way, it can’t be right that he keeps getting locked up, and I’d hazard a guess that there must be a more sensible solution than the current one of returning him to prison. He’s not in the news at the moment, but ’inspired’ by Stephen Gough, avatar Jimmy has decided to become Second Life’s own Naked Rambler. Wearing hiking boots, a hat, a backpack and nothing else, Jimmy has embarked on a year long (!) trek around the sims of Second Life naked.”
“In Second Life, there is a similar situation wherein we are asked to dress in a ‘no nudity’ sim, as if the naked body is something to be afraid of. It’s not. It’s natural. It seems we carry our fears and learned ‘taboos’ from real life into Second Life.”
“Bloggers insist on ‘no naughty bits’ in photos while offering clothes that accentuate female sexuality. Low cleavage, high cut panties. Skin designers self-
“And so in a one-
Jimmy’s Naked Rambler Avatar
As he says in a notecard for anyone who challenges him :-
Long awaited Naked Rambler release put on hold -
Naked Rambler Stephen Gough’s release has been put on hold until further notice sources said today.
“The applicant's culpability here was very high because it was a deliberate breach committed very soon after the order was made. As for harm, the guideline acknowledges at paragraph 12 that breach of an order of the court can itself undermine public confidence in the effective administration of justice, and that is part at least of the harm caused by an offence of breaching an ASBO such as this.”
“We would add only this. The magistrates' court dealing with the full hearing of the application for the ASBO on 13th August will need to be mindful of the potential danger, identified in the authorities to which we have referred, that the making of an ASBO in wide terms must not be used as a device to circumvent maximum penalties which are thought to be too modest or to criminalise conduct that may not truly constitute a matter of real social concern of a type that the legislation was designed to address. It would be a disturbing consequence of an order, if it is made in terms that are too wide, that a man such as this applicant might spend his life in and out of prison for what may be seen as increasingly serious failures to comply with orders of the court.”
Carmel, who provided a light-
"I've always been the type to give my opinion. If I hear something I don't like on his show I would always ring in and tell him." Carmel was shown in her kitchen giving her views on what she thought of naked rambler Stephen Gough's seven-
She had viewers in stitches with her forthright reply: "Stephen, I'm a woman of the world. I've seen bits before -
Footage from the Naked Rambler BBC documentary produced by Oblong Films originally shown on BBC Two on Wednesday 5 February 2014 featured on Episode One of Radio Face. Excerpts of Stephen Gough walking naked through towns and along streets and country roads were pixelated out around the sensitive groin area to hide his modesty for the Northern Irish viewers although the naked rambler’s pert buttocks were still broadcast neatly on display for the full comedic effect. Marks out of ten? SEVEN!!!
Click on Radio Face to view Episode One. Naked Rambler featured from 12:18 to 13:30
Naked Rambler Stephen Gough inside Perth Prison 2012 © Copyright Image March 2012 Murdo MacLeod
Is the Naked Rambler a Martyr or a Madman?
by Jonathan Brocklebank
Reproduced by kind permission from an article on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in The Scottish Daily Mail.
He’s served the equivalent of 18 years in jail on a matter of principle. As he prepares for yet another showdown with the law…
or a madman?
Friday 15th January 2016
Desperately Seeking Stephen (2016)
What shall we do with the Naked Rambler?
Stephen Gough set free again!
He’s Out… They’re off!
AT THE start of another new year it’s a familiar headline as Stephen Gough, the Naked Rambler, is set free from prison once more and after enjoying a short taste of freedom in Hampshire, Mr Gough is destined to be picked up again and returned from whence he came. HMP Winchester!
In a letter to a supporter, Mr Gough explained; “I’m due out on the 16th of January 2016. That being the weekend means it will go ahead on the Friday (15th)”
Continuing his dialogue Gough wrote; “I’ve written the words ‘unable to see the wood for the trees’ on my walls. Why? I just feel it is another way of looking at what I am up against. … it is just where people are at, and I am inviting them to step back and take another look. It’s like, once you realise that every human being is either your brother or your sister, how can you ever do them any wrong? Yet that is the truth. And all the small-
In the letter dated Friday, 8th January, 2016 Mr Gough mentioned “Cul Na Croise Bay” on the Ardnamurchan peninsula saying: “Cul Na Croise Bay? No, I won’t be applying. Sounds good though.” This was in reference to an advert Mr Gough had read in the Glasgow Herald about the new Keo Films produced Channel 4 reality show called “Eden”, involving 24 strangers setting out to build a new community in the Western Islands of Scotland.
In an email from Keo Films on 7th January to Rambler News, a spokesperson said; “Unfortunately anyone involved [in Eden] has to be available from the start of filming for the full 12 months”. Mr Gough had pondered a walk on part.
A report appeared today on Stephen Gough’s Facebook supporters group page.
Stephen got out around 10:30am. There were 3 people to greet him.
He did an interview with Stephen Słomiński later in the day. This should be up on a (sorry, didn't catch which one) web site in a few days if editing goes to plan. He attended his initial parole hearing in the afternoon. So is now clear till the 21st. He has a warm bed for the foreseeable future.”
More Rambler news to follow later……
Click Here. BBC News. How the Scottish authorities finally dealt with the Naked Rambler in the year 2012 with 975 comments from members of the public. “"The state needs to keep a sense of proportion because the harm he is causing is more offence and annoyance than damage to people and society. This could carry on until he is too ill to put on clothes. And that does not strike me as a sensible approach on behalf of the state." John Scott QC, convenor of the Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland.
The Naked Rambler after his release from HMP Winchester on Friday, 15 January, 2016. The Parable of Stephen Gough -
An Audience with Stephen Gough
Stephen Gough, the naked rambler, has been released from prison after a judge decided he could go free despite having been found guilty of breaching an ASBO while out on license. With no police officers in sight outside the prison, he was driven away by supporters to a countryside location where Eastleigh reporter Stephen Słomiński asked him what he thought of the judge’s decision. Gough replied in a jovial mood: “I feel that he did stick his neck out, you know, so I have a warm feeling towards him. And yet, I want everything. I want to be able to stand in front of a jury naked, and for him to have allowed that, and gone against the High Court, the Appeal Court decision, would have been him really sticking his neck out as far as he could go and maybe getting it chopped off. So I was asking a lot, but I am asking a lot , you know? What I’m doing is asking a lot of people. It’s for people to really open their minds in a big way, for a lot of people. And I understand it’s asking a lot but that’s what we need to do in order to have a free society. We need to really stretch ourselves. That’s what it’s about, stretching ourselves. To be free -
Naked Rambler in the Frame
The Naked Rambler being interviewed at Farley Mount Country Park outside Winchester by the reporter Stephen Słomiński from the Eastleigh News.
“He may be free for now,” warns Słomiński, “but the ASBO is still in force and it remains to be seen what will happen the next time the naked rambler decides to hit the road”.
For live updates on how the Naked Rambler struggles to come to terms with being out and about in Hampshire this week, see the Facebook supporters group page here
Outside HMP Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester
“As the cold weather forces people to put on extra layers, one person notorious for his lack of clothes is Stephen Gough, otherwise known as the Naked Rambler. Having served stints in prison for over ten years, including spending time in solitary confinement, a judge has now said Gough has served enough time in prison for breaking the terms of an ASBO. Stephen Slominski was there to see him come out.” (Victoria Wang -
The Problem with Nakedness -
The Long Man of Wilmington
The reason some people get so upset about nakedness is, of course, because we get to see the genitals. This makes it a fraught subject and the two functions of this part of the body confront us very directly with what it means to be human. The Long Man of Wilmington has solved this problem by not being a Long Man at all (as is the case of the other giant chalk hill-
What to do? There is an old adage that the harder the climb, the better the view. Any endeavour that is difficult brings its own special rewards, so these remarks are not designed to suggest we abandon the Naturist ideal, but quite the contrary. Psychology has taught us that hiding from what is challenging or difficult does not generally lead to improvement, and can often lead to pathology. The healthy, mature attitude is to be understanding of people's sensitivities, to respect their boundaries when this seems appropriate, but to also respect our own need for freedom of expression. If we are sufficiently well-
Since freedom is one of the key aims in the naturist philosophy, I can't think of a better image to choose for a photo shoot with Mark Carr's upcoming Long Man of Wilmington nude project [In homage to the Naked Rambler Stephen Gough]. See Here for more information.
The Long Man of Wilmington
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