Time-lapse photography on TV can be beneficial in a number of ways: to entertain, to advertise and to inform. We consider these three benefits. We often discuss the capability of time-lapse to be combined with other mediums. It is something that its flexibility allows for, lending itself well to video, the Internet, film and, indeed, television. It has become increasingly more widespread in all of these areas, perhaps because it offers an effective, yet visually dynamic way, of representing the…