Easter Eggs Live, Channel 4

This extraordinary show had compulsive, 24/7 coverage of reptile, bird, amphibian, insect and fish eggs hatching live on air – exciting stuff, but a potential minefield in terms of animal welfare. The producer was cautious about filming a damaged emu egg – supposing the chick didn’t make it? Luckily, we were able to marshall the knowledge of expert associates who talked us through the risks and reassured the programme makers. Result: a live, safe birth that made incredible, moving TV.

See Tim’s Easter Eggs Live online welfare FAQs here

• We get involved in TV projects at commission stage
• We talk to everyone involved and complete animal protection forms with
  all the cast and crew
• We explain the dangers of getting it wrong and show how to get it right
• We understand what you want to achieve, and will help you find a
  welfare-friendly way to do it