Lighthouses: Building The Impossible

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Lighthouses: Building The Impossible

Rob Bell uncovers the stories behind Scotlands Bell Rock lighthouse, built on a reef.

Series 1
An in-depth look is taken at the fabrication of historical lighthouses across the country.
Series 2
Rob Bell explores the spiritual home of the lifesaving Longstone lighthouse.
Rob Bell explores the bizarre history of The Smalls lighthouse.
Rob heads to the most feared lighthouse for keepers and mariners alike - the Wolf Rock.
Series 1
Exploring the wild and beautiful south coast of Ireland reveals why Fastnet is regarded as the most stunning rock lighthouse ever built. Although it continues to shrug off the most ferocious Atlantic storms, its story is not without its share of tragedy and heroism. Veteran Fastnet keepers tell Rob what it’s like to face u...
Rob Bell uncovers the stories behind Scotland’s Bell Rock lighthouse, an engineering marvel built on a deadly, submerged reef in the treacherous North Sea. Eleven miles offshore, this light has stood strong for over 200 years, but at the start of the 19th century, the reef was a menace causing innumerable wrecks and drowni...
An in-depth look is taken at the fabrication of historical lighthouses designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a beacon for navigational aid, for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.