Out of Step was a documentary series made by Associated-Rediffusion in 1957. Episodes lasted approximately 15 minutes and were shown on ITV at 10.30pm on Wednesdays. The series was presented by investigative reporter Dan Farson (who was once patted on the head by Adolf Hitler). In this episode, he takes a look at nudism (the term “naturism” had yet to become commonplace). The most humorous part is the objections voiced by the infamous reactionary James Wentworth Day. What is interesting to readers of this blog, however, is that Dan visits Spielplatz Naturist Club in Bricket Wood and interviews Charles Macaskie, Mrs. Macaskie, and their daughter Iseult. It’s claimed the programme was the first showing off a naked woman on British television. Way to go Iseult!
Dan Farson also interviewed Gerald Gardner for the series. For more on Gardner, Spielplatz and witchcraft read my earlier post on the subject.