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Old 21-12-2011, 20:55
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Any idea who holds the right to broadcast this in the UK?

About time it was repeated somewhere, amongst all the rubbish you get on certain TV channels surely there must be room for this great show to get another airing
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Old 21-12-2011, 21:28
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It does deserve to be shown again on TV. I think the last time I saw it on TV was on More 4 a good couple of years now.

With the complete boxset being less than 50 it is a worthwhile investment to watch when you fancy.
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Old 21-12-2011, 21:50
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Watched some recently, it's desire to be topical means it has not aged well. Just buy the DVD set, it can be had cheap.
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Old 22-12-2011, 01:05
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Watched some recently, it's desire to be topical means it has not aged well. Just buy the DVD set, it can be had cheap.
I'm not so sure. I still watch TWW regularly and it still holds up pretty well. The biggest problem was that S1 was shot in 4:3
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Old 22-12-2011, 04:17
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Watched some recently, it's desire to be topical means it has not aged well. Just buy the DVD set, it can be had cheap.
Not sure what you mean. American politics hasn't changed very much, and almost everything is still relevant as far as I can see.

The biggest problem was that S1 was shot in 4:3
The DVD boxset is disappointing because seasons 1 and 2 are in 4:3. Season 3, as I recall, is in non-anamorphic widescreen, so you either watch it with black bars on all sides, or zoomed in with terrible picture quality.

The picture quality increases significantly from season 4 onwards.
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Old 22-12-2011, 09:07
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Not sure what you mean. American politics hasn't changed very much, and almost everything is still relevant as far as I can see.
Maybe they're referring to events in Qumar or Equatorial Kundu.

You never hear them mentioned in news over here.
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Old 22-12-2011, 09:11
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I bought the complete box set a while ago when it was on offer on Amazon - great value.

Agree though, would be great to see it on TV again. Maybe Sky Atlantic could broadcast it? They're currently showing every episode of ER.
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Old 22-12-2011, 14:56
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I bought the complete box set a while ago when it was on offer on Amazon - great value.

Agree though, would be great to see it on TV again. Maybe Sky Atlantic could broadcast it? They're currently showing every episode of ER.
I asked on the facebook page and they said they didnt have the UK rights, I think its channel 4 that still have them
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Old 22-12-2011, 22:17
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Just buy the box set. Having recently rewatched it all it's well worth it. I think it holds up very well actually. Or rather it doesn't feel like a representation of current reality but it's the reality you'd rather have...
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Old 24-12-2011, 17:26
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Just buy the box set. Having recently rewatched it all it's well worth it. I think it holds up very well actually. Or rather it doesn't feel like a representation of current reality but it's the reality you'd rather have...
You may not have noticed that the OP asks:

Any idea who holds the right to broadcast this in the UK?

About time it was repeated somewhere, amongst all the rubbish you get on certain TV channels surely there must be room for this great show to get another airing
I'd like to know the answer too - I saw it on More4 but not from the beginning. If C4/More4 still has the rights, I think they ought to show it again.
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Old 24-12-2011, 22:32
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even if more 4/channel 4 had the rights, the chances of them showing the west wing from episode 1 to series 7 are incredibly slim

and even if they announced that they were showing all 7 series theyld give up around series 2

that kind of dedication just doesnt happen on terrestrial
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Old 27-12-2011, 02:18
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even if more 4/channel 4 had the rights, the chances of them showing the west wing from episode 1 to series 7 are incredibly slim

and even if they announced that they were showing all 7 series theyld give up around series 2

that kind of dedication just doesnt happen on terrestrial
Actually, More4 already repeated the whole seven seasons from start to finish. They showed one a week. It took about three years, but they did get through them all. I know, because that's when I saw it all for the first time.
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Old 27-12-2011, 09:35
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I'm not so sure. I still watch TWW regularly and it still holds up pretty well. The biggest problem was that S1 was shot in 4:3
Warners have released all seven season in HD 16x19 - see http://hd.engadget.com/2010/11/05/al...able-in-hd-bu/

I'm currently ploughing through them and the quality still looks a bit soft but at least they are widescreen - it looks like they have gone back to the original film negatives as there's no obvious sign it has been zoomed and cropped. Curiously, the opening titles and "previously on" are still 4x3.
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Old 27-12-2011, 10:12
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Warners have released all seven season in HD 16x19 - see http://hd.engadget.com/2010/11/05/al...able-in-hd-bu/

I'm currently ploughing through them and the quality still looks a bit soft but at least they are widescreen - it looks like they have gone back to the original film negatives as there's no obvious sign it has been zoomed and cropped. Curiously, the opening titles and "previously on" are still 4x3.
Pity it's download only. I'd love to see a Blu-ray release.
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Old 27-12-2011, 11:54
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The girlfriend must be reading my threads, she bought me the box set for Xmas
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Old 30-12-2011, 16:07
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I have all the DVD's bought when they were originally released.

I am tempted to buy the full set though as mine have been well used and some disks are a little temperamental!

I didn't like series 1 and my favourite series was series 2.

I never liked Will Bailey as a character, I didn't think the chemistry was there with other actors.

A great series and in the main very well written.

There was a recent contender on Mastermind who answered his specialist questions on the WW, he was very good!
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Old 30-12-2011, 23:00
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There was a recent contender on Mastermind who answered his specialist questions on the WW, he was very good!
Oh damn! Wish I'd've known Would have loved to see how many questions I could have answered
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:31
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After watching the first 7 episodes of the first season I have now decided its my favorite TV program ever and the greatest TV show ever made
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:19
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After watching the first 7 episodes of the first season I have now decided its my favorite TV program ever and the greatest TV show ever made
Seconded (after watching all seasons)
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:29
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After watching the first 7 episodes of the first season I have now decided its my favorite TV program ever and the greatest TV show ever made
Welcome to the club
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Old 12-01-2012, 15:40
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After watching the first 7 episodes of the first season I have now decided its my favorite TV program ever and the greatest TV show ever made
you are quite correct, it is indeed the greatest show of all time. I have watched it all several times.
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Old 12-01-2012, 15:59
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Warners have released all seven season in HD 16x19 - see http://hd.engadget.com/2010/11/05/al...able-in-hd-bu/

I'm currently ploughing through them and the quality still looks a bit soft but at least they are widescreen - it looks like they have gone back to the original film negatives as there's no obvious sign it has been zoomed and cropped. Curiously, the opening titles and "previously on" are still 4x3.
I've seen most of the 1st season in re-mastered 16:9, it does look zoomed in places, but worth a watch. I thought the first 2 seasons were broadcast in 4:3 and it wasn't until season 3 that they went wide-screen and season 4 before they went HD.
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Old 12-01-2012, 19:13
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Never watched it as aired but I happened to hear Rob Lowe being interviewed by Richard Bacon a few months ago and one box set and so far 5 seasons later I can truly say what a great show this was......season 6 and 7 awaits
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Old 12-01-2012, 20:21
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It stands at the top of my tree as one of the greatest shows ever written and it stands up to that even after it's main creators left. It's one of my "go to" shows whenever I feel the need for some brilliantly written drama.
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Old 13-01-2012, 19:25
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even if more 4/channel 4 had the rights, the chances of them showing the west wing from episode 1 to series 7 are incredibly slim

and even if they announced that they were showing all 7 series theyld give up around series 2

that kind of dedication just doesnt happen on terrestrial
Gilmore Girls has 7 series and it has been on weekdays for about the past 3 years on E4. It's gone through every season at least 3 times, possibly 4. More recent, the first two series of The Good Wife has been cycling daily on either C4 or one of the More/E4 channels. Or are those channels not considered "terrestrial"?

It stands at the top of my tree as one of the greatest shows ever written and it stands up to that even after it's main creators left. It's one of my "go to" shows whenever I feel the need for some brilliantly written drama.
The complete WW box set would probably be my Desert Island dvd choice... should Desert Island Discs ever be so radically updated. Even the mediocre seasons are much more compelling than most recent drama.
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