The West Wing

Haven't Had Enough Politics? We Count Down Our Top 10 Best Ever Political TV Shows

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Entertainment

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot of politics about. The role of political drama and satire has altered in line with the real life e...

Could A 'West Wing' Reunion Really Be On The Cards??

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

EVERYONE involved in the original ‘The West Wing’ is up for bringing back the political drama that dominated the airwaves in its Award-winning run...

West Wing Actor Richard Schiff Got #PresidentBawbag Trending And It Was Amazing

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK

West Wing actor Richard Schiff has been hailed as an honorary Scotsman after using his celebrity status to get the hashtag #PresidentBawbag trending o...

'House of Cards' Meets 'The West Wing': The Moment When Frank Underwood Tried to Outdo Jed Bartlet

Dan Einav | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Einav

Television shows (and all fiction) that examine and demonstrate the complexity of human emotions, alongside an engaging narrative, are, in my opinion, always the most intriguing and enduring; Frank Underwood's theatrics and his brutal ruthlessness wears thin after a while.

The 8 Reasons 'The West Wing' Will Always Be My Favourite TV Show Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

It's nearly 10 years since it left our screens, but thanks to the modern miracle known as 'box sets' (and Sky TV), 'The West Wing' has never really go...

Is Rob Lowe Really Ageing Backwards?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s been a long nine years now since ‘The West Wing’s President Bartlett flew off into the sunset, signaling the end of what many Wing-nutters ...

The Classic TV Dramas Everyone Else Has Watched Apart From You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

They're also known as 'water cooler' shows - despite the fact that, as Seinfeld's George Costanza once remarked, "Nobody drinks from a water cooler a...

Caroline Frost

INTERVIEW: If Martin Sheen Were POTUS For A Day, This Is What'd He Do... | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

When Martin Sheen played President Bartlett in 'The West Wing', his character was so full of honour, wisdom, wit and spirit that his many fans wished ...

Caroline Frost

Why Olivia Munn Is Happy 'The Newsroom' Is Finishing... | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Fans of Aaron Sorkin were delighted when it transpired the unique writing talents that created 'The West Wing' were going to be expended on the back r...

Caroline Frost

What WAS Allison Janney's Favourite West Wing Moment? | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

It will no doubt come as a relief to Allison Janney’s many, many fans across the world that, in real life, she is every bit as intelligent, open, fr...

Caroline Frost

Can You Name This Actor, One Of Hollywood's Busiest Men? | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Yes, of course you recognise this man, he must surely be among the top five busiest men in Hollywood, but can you name him? Nope, us neither, whic...

What Islam-bashers Can Learn From 'The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Who'd have guessed that 2013 would be the year in which Aaron Sorkin would come to the rescue of Islam? To clarify: the creator of The West Wing hasn't converted and become a Muslim. He probably doesn't have a clue how significant his (inadvertent) contribution has been to the struggle against Islamophobia...

Are You There Louise? It's Me, Louise

Louise Hulland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Hulland

I love writing (though granted, not as much as I love talking) and I've just been reminded of my life-long interest in putting pen to paper*(*false nails to keyboard) when I recently re-discovered, and re-read, those most cringe-worthy of tomes - my teenage diaries.

Caroline Frost

With 'The Newsroom', Has Aaron Sorkin Pulled Off Another 'West Wing'? | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The West Wing' fans have been gazing at an empty space on their TV screen, ever since Josiah Bartlett (Martin Sheen) vacated the Oval Office in 2006,...

WATCH: Aaron Sorkin's Recycled Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Whether you love Aaron Sorkin's writing or can't abide it, we think you'll appreciate this video. It's the follow-up to Kevin Porter's Sorkinisms, ...

Borgen Is Brillant. Why Can't Britain Seem to Make Decent Political Dramas Anymore?

Dr Matthew Ashton | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
Dr Matthew Ashton

There's very little serious drama looking at the people who run our country, the decisions they make that affect us all, and the general state of the nation.

Ideology Bites - How Obama Vs Romney Is Actually Martin Sheen vs Jimmy Stewart

Danny Myers | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Danny Myers

If The West Wing represents the impossibly high bar for any Democrat administration, it is Capra's Mr Smith Goes to Washington that represents the fear behind the Palin sneer.

WATCH: Burma Learned Democracy By Watching 'The West Wing'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Well, here's a fun fact for all you Aaron Sorkin/West Wing/democracy fans out there. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed that Burmese l...

Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom': I'm Mad As Hell, and I'm Not Going to Watch it any More!

Andrea Mann | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andrea Mann

Don't be fooled by the economics degrees, Peabody awards and general smarts possessed by the female characters in The Newsroom. Because they will also, of course, have a propensity to knock things over, send mass emails by mistake, hide under beds while boyfriends have sex above them, and generally behave massively unprofessionally.

Everything You Do or Say is Public Relations

Katy Campbell | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK
Katy Campbell

Right, I can't remember the last time I 'socialised' for my job, 80% of my time is at my desk, 20% is with my clients. As much as I would love to spend my time having liquid lunches and calling everyone 'Sweetie Darling' like Eddie, sadly - this does not happen!

For-Profit Schools: Grounds for Divorce?

Helena See | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Helena See

School vouchers, and other policies which channel public funds into private education, are not just of interest to policy wonks - they provoke visceral, even violent reactions from the public.

WATCH: The 'West Wing' Reunion You've Been Waiting For

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Fans of The West Wing have waited a long time for this, but it's finally happened: the cast of The West Wing have reunited. Well, some of the cast of ...

Where Have All the Good Women Gone?

Hannah Ellison | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hannah Ellison

Last week marked the 15th anniversary of the pilot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this landmark got me thinking: Where have all the decent female characters gone?

Bartlet For Prime Minister?

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK Politics

The West Wing's US President Josiah Bartlet has been voted the fictional head of state people would most like to see take over from David Cameron to r...

Twitter On TV

Paddy Duffy | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

Such is our symbiotic relationship with the gadgets that surround us that we're on the edge of empathy for the bad old days when people had to make plans in advance and stick to them. We may not have 'moon neighbourhoods' just yet but social networking has made it much easier to contact the people who live in the various ones we have on earth. Not only that, it's completely changed the way we view TV.