The West Wing

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Political events now so quickly turn into TV drama that we risk confusing fact and fiction | Martha Gill
This England covers Boris Johnson’s time in office. But that was only yesterday...

Martha Gill

25, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Boris won’t go that easily! The Undeclared War and the perils of writing near-future TV
The Undeclared War imagines a Britain with Boris Johnson finally gone, Ukraine fallen and cyber attacks crippling the country. Will audiences buy it? We examine the pitfalls of political TV

Mark Lawson

24, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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When the world gets too much, I reach for The West Wing | Lucy Webster
Rewatching a favourite show, you can see things you missed the first time. But mostly, it just lulls my brain into fuzzy comfort, writes Lucy Webster

Lucy Webster

05, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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High-spend politics might make great TV, but democracy pays the price for it | Torsten Bell
Those who wish Westminster was more like The West Wing should take note of research on election spending caps in Brazil

Torsten Bell

15, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Guide #29: From All 4 to Netflix, the one show to watch on every streamer
In this week’s newsletter: not sure what to stream next? Let us make it easy for you by picking the one must-watch on every UK service

Gwilym Mumford

08, Apr, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Aaron Sorkin: ‘Screenwriters write about people who are cooler than we are’
The American writer known for The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network on adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage in the 21st century

Dorian Lynskey

27, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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'Downton Abbey is ludicrous': the biggest TV hits we've never seen – until now
Continuing our series on a year of bumper pandemic viewing, our critics finally watch the shows that had passed them by, from Downton to Twin Peaks

Ammar Kalia, Rachel Aroesti, Rebecca Nicholson, Stuart Heritage, Alex Mistlin, Hannah J Davies and Toby Moses

23, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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‘Grange Hill was bigger than Love Island’: the rise of nostalgia TV
From The Sopranos to The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, archive content has never been more popular. What do our choices say about the nation’s psyche?

Toby Moses

06, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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My joyous return to The West Wing | Brief letters
Brief letters: GP services | US election | Northampton Town | Neeps | Covid vaccine | Cryptic crossword


11, Nov, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Vote Bartlet: The 10 best episodes of The West Wing
Aaron Sorkin’s classic show is available in the UK as a box set on All 4. Here’s our guide to the absolute best episodes, to save you having to watch all of it

Stuart Heritage

21, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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West Wing cast reunites for special performance to promote voting drive
Re-staging of 2002 episode, shot at theater in LA, reunites show’s stars in support of organization When We All Vote

Adrian Horton

13, Oct, 2020 @1:05 PM

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We got Obama elected! West Wing stars relive the parties, pranks and power games
Racist hate mail, late-night booze-ups, 9/11 hysteria and a visit from Prince Andrew … 20 years after its launch, Aaron Sorkin and the team recall the epic TV drama that changed US politics

Interviews by Kate Abbott

20, Sep, 2019 @2:37 PM

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