Sandy Ross joined Granada Television in 1976 after working as a solicitor in Edinburgh. He worked initially as a Researcher on regional programmes and in particular Granada Reports before working with Tony Wilson on What’s On. He later became a Producer producing local and networked programmes such as the Mersey Pirate which presented more than its fair share of technical challenges. He also produced Alan Bleasdale’s Scully, famously persuading the Liverpool Kop to chant Scully’s name as he ran out onto the pitch alongside Kenny Dalglish. Sandy was also heavily involved in the ACTT trade union.
He left Granada in 1986 to join Scottish Television as Head of Light Entertainment. He later became Managing Director of Scottish Television.