Stephen Poliakoff's "Joe's Palace" was shown last week on BBC One and was a candidate for drama highlight of the year. It followed the story of billionare Elliot Graham (played by Michael Gambon), who kept a stunning Mayfair mansion empty because he was afraid to enjoy his inherited riches until he knew the source of his father's income.
The stunning house looked to this eagle eyed observer like it was in Hill Street, Mayfair. Tonight the house will reappear in a second drama from Poliakoff, set in the same house but telling a different story from a different time. Maggie Smith will be sharing the limelight with the Mayfair mansion is what looks set to be another must-see drama.
"Capturing Mary", BBC 2, Monday 12th November, 9pm