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The Alchemists (Channel 5 1999, Edward Hardwicke)



The Alchemists was a two part Thriller serial made for Channel 5 and broadcast in 1999. Edward Hardwicke headlined as Dr Richard Bannerman, with Ruth Gemmell as his daughter Julia.

The story sees American Connor Molloy (Grant Show) posing as a patents lawyer to investigate the pharmaceutical company Bentik-Lange who he believes was responsible for the death of his father. Molloy teams up with Julia, daughter of scientist Dr Richard Bannerman, to get at the truth.

UK / Channel 5 / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 15-16 November 1999 Mon & Tues 9.00pm

Writer: Laura Lamson / Novel: Peter James / Producer: Jill Green / Director: Peter Smith

EDWARD HARDWICKE as Dr Richard Bannerman
RUTH GEMMELL as Julia Bannerman
GRANT SHOW as Connor Molloy
ANEIRIN HUGHES as Sam Wentworth
KEN DRURY as Tony Hoggin