Crimewatch was the UK’s foremost crime appeal show and a consistent peak-time ratings hit from the moment Nick Ross launched it in 1984 to the moment he left the programme in 2007. During the time when he played a significant role in Crimewatch’s editorial direction it was nominated for national awards as best factual programme in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.
The first time cameras have been allowed inside the so-called Black Museum at London’s New Scotland Yard, an unrivalled collection of artefacts from notorious crimes since the mid-nineteenth century.
‘Don’t have nightmares’ as BBC One devoted a whole day and evening of its schedules to exploding the myths and exploring the realities of crime, September 2002.Nick Ross with Fiona Bruce and Peter Snow exploded myths and tested the nation’s attitudes to sentencing with the largest judging panel ever created to shadow real events. Viewers decided what punishment fits the crime (and surprisingly concurred with the judges). Nick Ross interviewed the Home Secretary with a courtroom audience.
Presenter, Crime prevention advice, peak-time series, BBC One, 1992
Nick Ross and Sue Cook (later Fiona Bruce) presented dramatic reconstructions of Crimewatch successes. Every August, BBC One, 1986-2005.