We are saddened to hear that the co-founder of A.P. Films, Arthur Provis, has died.
Born in 1925 in Reading, Berkshire, Arthur made a career as a photographer in the Navy before founding A.P. Films with Gerry Anderson in 1957. Together they went on to produce Twizzle and Torchy the Battery Boy before pioneering the Supermarionation process with Four Feather Falls. Arthur left the company in 1959 to team up with Roberta Leigh, with whom he made Sarah and Hoppity in 1961 and Space Patrol in 1962.
Arthur’s role in the history of Supermarionation received fresh recognition when he appeared in Filmed in Supermarionation, a documentary directed by Stephen La Rivière and released in 2014.
Space:1999 fans rejoice!
Fanderson has confirmed the release date of its Space:1999 40th Anniversary Year Two Soundtrack CD. This lavish product will be available from 1st June 2016.
However, Fanderson members can pre-order their copy right now.
Fully updated and remastered from Fanderson’s double-CD release in 2000, this 4-CD album runs for approximately four and a half hours and contains music from Space:1999 Year Two episodes, as well as the compilation films Destination Moonbase Alpha and Cosmic Princess.
The release features new library tracks and archive material courtesy of composer Derek Wadsworth. The set is complemented by a sumptuous full-colour 40-page booklet and a special 40th Anniversary slipcase.
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