Presenter, BBC Two 1976-83. Man Alive had been an important documentary series tackling social and political issues from the perspective of individuals involved. Nick Ross was recruited to help create live documentary-style programmes, mingling filmed material with studio interviews and graphics. In addition Ross produced and directed several acclaimed filmed documentaries including The Fix, which followed a junkie called Gina, and a campaigning programme on road deaths called The biggest epidemic of our times.
Presenter, BBC Two, topical series on the law 1975-1982.
Nick Ross was the launch presenter of BBC One’s flagship consumer series from 1985, with, “good, hard-hitting investigative journalism delivered in a highly entertaining style”.
BBC One, 1985
A major BBC event fronted by Nick Ross and Esther Rantzen launching a ‘Just say no’ campaign, featuring live interviews by Ross with Diana Princess of Wales and presenting what was then the results of the largest survey into drug abuse in Britain.
Presenter, BBC Radio 4, 1986 (Sony Radio Awards Best Current Affairs Programme)
Presenter, BBC One, 1999-2000. The first television series aiming to find missing people.
BBC One, forensic science, peak time, 1999.
Presenter, BBC One, 1999. Classic summer filler series about dramatic weather.
So You Think You Know How to Drive… BBC One, Tuesdays 8pm, 1999-2002. Road safety made dramatic and entertaining. “An audaciously rich blend of proven contemporary formats, unashamedly didactic and morally improving – an ambition largely abandoned by programmes that go out in the middle of the evening” Giles Smith, The Sunday Telegraph
BBC One, 2000. A peak-time summer schedules filler, filmed around the world exploring woes encountered by British holidaymakers
Presenter, A BBC One peak-time battle of wits, Mondays at 7pm July-September 2000.”Super-smooth Nick Ross hosts the general knowledge show which is a fiendish combination of Trivial Pursuit and the Krypton Factor.” Garry Johnson, The Sun.
BBC One, 2000-2002. An annual televised award ceremony for police, fire + rescue, ambulance, coastguard and other first-responders.
The Grierson Awards for Documentary, including Best Historical Documentary and Best Drama Documentary; named after John Grierson who was responsible for Drifters and Night Mail.
Radio 4 documentary returning to Chernobyl after 25 years, recounting the story of unfolding horror as a test on the nuclear plant went out of control, and exploding myths on radiation, 2011.