Rob Bell (TV presenter)

Rob Bell (born 1979) is a British TV presenter, adventurer, engineer and STEMnet ambassador.[1] He has appeared on TV programmes on BBC, Channel 5, Travel Channel and Yesterday.

Early lifeEdit

Rob Bell spent most of his childhood in the United States and France.[2] He achieved a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with French at the University of Bath,[3] completing his dissertation at a University in Lyon, France.[4] He had previously worked for French radio station Connexion FM and the Energy Saving Trust before he started in television.[5]

Television careerEdit

His first television work was the BBC series Engineering Giants which he co-hosted with engineer turned comedian Tom Wrigglesworth in 2012.[6] In 2013 he presented the Travel Channel programme Rob Bell's Engineering Enigmas and its series Man Vs World, where he participated in several adventure sports in different locations around the world.[7] This was followed up in 2014 by BBC programme The Secrets of D-Day,[8] and another Travel Channel programme Secrets and Mysteries London[9] and the Channel 5 six part series Underground Britain.[10]

In 2015 Bell presented the BBC history programme Haslat: Secrets of a War Hospital,[11] and then completed 7 marathons on 7 continents for the Travel Channel series Monster Marathon Challenge.

In 2016 Bell presented the BBC documentary Tank Men to commemorate 100 years since the first use of tanks,[12][13] and narrated the BBC series Sea Cities.[14] He also presented the Channel 5 series Britain's Greatest Bridges.[15] He also appeared as a contributor to Yesterday series Abandoned Engineering, which was later adapted to the 2017 US series Mysteries of the Abandoned on the Science Channel.

During 2017 he presented further Channel 5 programmes Inside the Tube - Going Underground;[16] Great British Royal Ships;[17] The World's Greatest Bridges[18] co-presented The Great Fire (with Dan Jones (writer) and Suzannah Lipscomb)[19] and Brunel:The Man who Built Britain.[20] He also presented BBC show Invented in The South.[21]

In 2018 Bell presented further programmes for Channel 5 with The Flying Scotsman airing in February,[22] World's Tallest Skyscrapers in June[23] and Walking Britain's Lost Railways in September.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Engineer, TV Presenter, Broadcaster, Adventurer, Rob Bell Visits Vinehall - IAPS". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Travelling by Man Power Alone - stuff.co.nz p.10 November 2013". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "High Fliers! - Institution of Engineering Designers p.1 September 2018". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Man power inspires SA adventure - IOL.co.za p.11 November 2013". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Who is Rob Bell? - biogs.com". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  6. ^ "TV review: Engineering Giants; Thelma's Gypsy Girls - The Guardian Dowling.T p.15 July 2012". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Man Vs World: Rob Bell travels four nations via mountain board, paraglide and white water canoe - Radio Times Bremner.J p.21 November 2013". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The science behind the D-Day landings - BBC News 6 June 2014". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Underground London: 5 secret places to visit in and around the city - Radio Times Bremner.J p.2 October 2014". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Secrets of Underground Britain". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Haslar: The Secrets of a War Hospital, BBC Two, review: 'gruesome' - The Telegraph Howse.C p.24 June 2015". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Tank Men - bbc.co.uk". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Tank Museum plays part in BBC documentary on first ever tank battle - Daily Echo Durkin.J p.9 September 2016". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Series 1 Episode 1 Plymouth - Radio Times". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  15. ^ "The Tyne Bridge is the star of a national TV programme: When is it televised? - The Chronicle Morton.D p.17 November 2016". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Going underground: how London's Central Line was built (and why it's so unreliable) - wired.co.uk". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Great British Royal Ships - myfive". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  18. ^ "The World's Greatest Bridges - Radio Times". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  19. ^ "The Great Fire: London Burns - What you need to know about the 1666 blaze - International Business Times Binding.L p.31 May 2017". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  20. ^ "What's on TV today Friday December 8: our television, film and radio picks = The Sunday Times p.3 December 2017". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Invented in - BBC.co.uk". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  22. ^ "Tonight's TV: Collateral and The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman - The National p.26 February 2018". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  23. ^ "World's Tallest Skyscrapers - Radio Times". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  24. ^ "On the trail of Britain's lost railways - The Telegraph Horsford.S p.21 September 2018". Retrieved 30 October 2018.

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