Lighthouses: Building The Impossible

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 3 - The Longstone

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Rob Bell explores the spiritual home of lifesaving - the Longstone lighthouse off Northumberland - scene of a legendary rescue attempt by the Victorian lighthouse keeper's daughter, Grace Darling. Rob sees for himself why the beautiful Farne islands are a deadly trap for mariners, and why the herculean effort of Grace's re...

Season 2, Episode 2 - The Smalls

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Rob Bell explores the bizarre history of The Smalls lighthouse - one of Britain's most remote offshore lighthouses. Twenty miles off Pembrokeshire, its isolated location has tested builders, architects and keepers to their limits for over 200 years, leaving it wreathed in dark tales and mystery.

Season 2, Episode 1 - The Wolf Rock

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Rob Bell heads out to perhaps the most feared offshore lighthouse for keepers and mariners alike - the Wolf Rock. He sees for himself why Cornwall's beautiful coastline is so deadly, and why building a tower eight miles from shore was seemingly impossible, at the mercy of the North Atlantic. Following Rob's journey, we hea...