Music journalist Mark Paytress tracks down the mysterious Stash, or Prince Stanislaus Klossowski de Rola - friend of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, exotic dandy and lover, actor, musician, aristocrat and son of the controversial artist Balthus.

Mark examines Stash's close association with Stones guitarist Brian Jones and other leading lights of the music scene in 1960s London, the interest he developed in alchemy during a period living in Sri Lanka, and visits him in his Italian castle to discuss his life and experiences.

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