Mercury, Sulphur And Salt

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20000310Set in 1527 in the town of Basle and based on real events, Beatrice Colins's drama explores the magical alchemy of love. In a shabby garret, the famous physician Paracelsus and his mistress Sybille crouch over a hissing crucible. Their life-or-death experiment is reaching its final stage, but outside in the winter night a search party is drawing ever nearer. With Mark McDonnell and Vicki Liddelle. Director: Patrick Rayner