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Arthur Provis has died

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.