27 Mar 2016

New Zealand TV producer Ross Jennings dies

3:53 pm on 27 March 2016

New Zealand television producer Ross Jennings has died aged 71.

Mr Jennings was in charge of the first New Zealand TV soap opera, Close To Home, and the first local reality television series, Middlemore.

Other programmes he worked on included Police Ten Seven, Country Calendar, Inside Straight, the Mad Dog Gang, and the long running Australian series Prisoner.

In recent years he had produced Maori Television's Anzac Day coverage.

Mr Jennings was suffering from cancer.