Due to my writing and involvement with the Belle Tout and Beachy Head lighthouses and the various projects I have been involved with, I have been fortunate to have made a number of appearances on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers in the UK and around the world.
Angleterre : vertigineuses falaises, TF1, 6th November 2023
Featuring Rob Wassell at the Belle Tout Lighthouse
Phare du Monde, Journal 13 for France 2, 11th August 2023
Featuring Rob Wassell at the Beachy Head Lighthouse and David Shaw at the Belle Tout Lighthouse
Lighthouses: Building the Impossible, 19th May 2022
With Rob Bell at Belle Tout and Birling Gap for Channel 5
Antiques Road Trip, 17th April 2021
With Irina at Belle Tout for the BBC
Institute of Civil Engineers, 19th July 2018
Featuring the engineering challenge of the Moving of the Belle Tout Lighthouse
BBC South East News, 5th June 2016
Birling Gap Coastal Erosion for BBC Evening News
Save the Stripes Campaign, BBC, 8th October 2013 (BBC)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for BBC Breakfast
Save the Stripes Campaign, ITV, 2nd October 2013 (Watch on Vimeo)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for ITV Meridian News
Par Avion, ARTE, 26th April 2013 (ARTE)
Beachy Head with Vincent Nguyen
Ukranian TV, 13th January 2013 (Watch on podrobnosti.ua)
Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head for Ukranian TV with Olena Gnes
Save the Stripes Campaign, BBC, 21st October 2012 (BBC)
Beachy Head Lighthouse, Beachy Head for BBC Countryfile with Matt Baker
Rob Wassell and the Save the Stripes team with Matt Baker
for BBC Countryfile (note my book that helped Save the Stripes)
BBC & ITV Meridian News
I have done quite a number of appearances on BBC and ITV local news and I didn’t make a record of all of them.
BBC Radio Sussex, 3rd June 2016
Talking to Neil Pringle about coastal erosion, people near the cliff edge and the photos I have taken of people in the act of standing too near the cliff edge. (more here www.birlinggapsussex.co.uk)
My Life, BBC Radio Sussex, 4th October 2011
Talking to Mark Carter on BBC Radio Sussex about my life, my writing and my projects.
Excess Baggage, 4th September 2011, (BBC)
With Sandi Toksvig and Vron Grocock when they visit the Belle Tout Lighthouse as they travel between Brighton and Eastbourne by bus.
Rob Wassell with Sandi Toksvig whilst recording for Radio 4’s
Excess Baggage at the Belle Tout Lighthouse
BBC Radio Sussex, 1st September 2011
Talking to Neil Pringle via outside broadcast from the Belle Tout Lighthouse about the recent decision from Trinity House to not re-paint the Beachy Head Lighthouse.
BBC Radio Sussex, 29th August 2011
Talking to Radio Sussex listeners about my new book, The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse.
Sovereign Radio, 26th August 2011
Talking to Sovereign Radio listeners about my new book, The Story of the Belle Tout Lighthouse.
Many other radio appearances
Since 2007 I have lost count of how many times I have appeared on the, but as I did so many, I didn’t record them all.
Newspapers, Magazines and the Web
Local newspapers have followed my work, including the Evening Argus and Eastbourne Herald. I have also appeared in the Independent as well as other national papers. I have also appeared in many books and magazines around the world, including The World Lighthouse Society and even the RIBA magazine. I have also appeared on the BBC and other news websites.
Stars on Canvas, 2018
I was honoured once again to be asked to take part in Stars on Canvas.
This year my canvas featured the Beachy Head Lighthouse at sunset.
This included electronics behind the canvas with a bright LED that faded-in and faded-out simulating the setting sun.
It was a great project to be involved, I am always pleased to be asked and I am very proud to be able to do my bit to help raise money for the Willow Foundation.
I look forward to participating in 2010.
Stars on Canvas, 2016
With over 300 ‘stars’ taking part in this years charity auction, I was joined by notable celebrities including, Kylie Minogue, Jane Asher, Olly Murs, Rio Ferdinand, Trinny Woodhall as well as other TV stars, musicians, artists, writers, illustrators and cartoonists.
My canvas was of the Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head which included a flashing light inside the lantern room.
You can find out more about the project and my canvas.
Stars on Canvas, 2014 (Stars on Canvas)
I was invited by the Willow Foundation to take part in this years Stars on Canvas charity auction to help raise money for seriously ill 16-40 year olds by providing special days and unique experiences. Other supporters include: Jane Asher, Patrick Bergin, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Terry Jones and many more…
The Lighthouses of Beachy Head by Rob Wassell