The Dog Rescuers – Africa Special TX 14th Aug, 8pm on C5

In this special episode of ‘The Dog Rescuers’, we join Inspector Anthony Joynes as he takes his dog-rescuing skills to Malawi. This isn’t the first time Anthony’s visited the country; Series 2 of ‘The Dog Rescuers’ saw the Merseyside-based inspector fly out to lend a hand to the Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (LSPCA), the RSPCA’s sister charity. It was an emotional experience, and Anthony jumped at the chance of going back, this time with RSPCA vet Riaz Rhemu.

The episode follows Anthony and Riaz as they rescue a roadside stray, go undercover to investigate the illegal puppy trade, help out at an open-air surgery on World Spay Day and vaccinate an astounding number of dogs against rabies. Conditions are very different from those the pair are used to in the UK but there’s no time to waste so it’s all hands on deck. Can Riaz and Anthony cope or will the experience prove to be too much?

The Dog Rescuers book – out now!

The Dog Rescuers book is out now – available to buy on Amazon, and in store at Asda & WH Smith.

Order your copy here today!


As a nation, we’re big fans of man’s best friend. Nearly a quarter of all British homes own a dog. Sadly, not all of them receive the love and care they deserve and some dogs are neglected or, worse, abused. Enter The Dog Rescuers.

Every day, these dedicated and passionate RSPCA inspectors – like Anthony Joynes – contend with dog owners’ abandonment and misuse of their pets, and spring into action on behalf of dogs in trouble, returning them to health, happiness and a loving new home.

This collection of heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming tales follows the likes of puppy Clover, who suffered damage to her face and lips, and Flint, the Lurcher who’d been used for badger baiting and lost most of his tail. When all seems lost, the RSPCA’s dog rescuers are on hand, providing vital support to get Clover, Flint and friends the help they need and into forever families so that they don’t just survive, they thrive.


New artwork to celebrate middle children!

We commissioned a new piece of artwork to celebrate all of the middle children of this world!

Thank you so much @needledesign

The Dog Rescuers book – out 12th July!

Get your paws on a copy of the brand new Dog Rescuers Book out on July 12th!

The book contains heartwarming dog rescue ‘tails,’ with a foreword from RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes and lots of great tips on how to care for your dog. A percentage of the profits from sales of the book will be used by the RSPCA to help animals.

Preorder your copy now here.

BRAND NEW SERIES – The Dog Rescuers

The Dog Rescuers is back! Txing weekly from 12th June at 20:00 on Channel 5.

The series features incredible rescues, miraculous recoveries and heart-warming rehomes.

Angellica Bell joins this series as co-presenter meeting some incredible rescue dogs who have taken on new roles such as therapy dogs, medical detection dogs and water rescue dogs, plus she meets other animal heroes who are going all out to help man’s best friend.


Channel 4 Production Apprenticeships

Middlechild are pleased to announce that we have been selected by Channel 4 to offer a paid apprenticeship for one successful candidate at our Brighton office.

In 2018/19 Channel 4 are, for the first time, offering 12 apprenticeships in Broadcast Production. These are for people with no previous experience (or related qualifications) who want to take their first step into the television industry. The Production Apprenticeship is a paid 14 month opportunity based at one of the UK’s independent production companies. The apprenticeship will begin in October.