Jim Francis was one of the visual effects designers on the Doctor Who television story The Caves of Androzani. He had earlier been an uncredited visual effects assistant on The Armageddon Factor. (DWM 279)
Francis was a major force in British television special effects during the 1980s and 1990s. He served as VED on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, most of Blake's 7 and the eighth season of Red Dwarf. He worked, or at least was credited, up to the year of his death.
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