Walking around the West Wing

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President Bartlett

The West Wing is one of my favourite TV shows. It was in my Televisual Advent Calendar.

Even though it is now twenty five years since the pilot was broadcast, I still enjoy watching it again.

One aspect that The West Wing was infamous for, was the walk and talk. This started off in the very first episode with Leo McGarry (the wonderful John Spencer) walking around the West Wing of the Whitehouse.

Recently watching a few episodes and I was intrigued about the layout of the set of the West Wing. They often appear to be taking the long way round the set when walking from one office to another.

I was pleased to see this video from The West Wing Weekly which shows not just the floor plan of the West Wing, but also has the video of Leo McGarry walking around and meeting all the lead characters. He even goes into the Oval Office, even though the President isn’t in the room.

You can see how the different rooms are connected to the corridors and to each other.

It was an amazing set and the physicality of the set made the whole place feel real.

The significance of the cow…

So four seasons into Young Sheldon and I have only realised the significance of the cow in the opening credits. Young Sheldon I set in Texas and Texas is well known for its cattle.

Got it!

TARDIS in Glasgow

A TARDIS in Glasgow

I know I shouldn’t be too excited about seeing an old Police Box on the streets of Glasgow these days, but as they are so rare these days, it did. Of course, it isn’t used by the police any more, nor is it likely that the Doctor will be travelling in it either. There is a red one just up the road from this one.

Filming Doctor Who in Bristol

The BBC were filming Doctor Who in Bristol this week. Though I was in Bristol once this week I didn’t get to see the filming, but others did.

Star Trek: Picard Season 2

I enjoyed the first season of Picard, so am looking forward to the next season of Picard

Jean-Luc Picard and his crew prepare for a journey into the past in a race to save the galaxy’s future, and face the ultimate trial from one of his greatest foes. Watch Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard coming to Prime Video on 4th March.

What with Q and Guinan coming back, it is a nostalgic throwback to TNG.

A House Through Time

So there is a new series of the A House Through Time starting 7th September, 9pm BBC Two.

I really enjoyed the previous three series. The series on the house in Bristol was really interesting, though I think I preferred the first series on the house in Liverpool.

This one is set in Leeds.

Filming The Undeclared War

Went to Bristol to work in the office. After the office closed I walked back to my car. Wondered why there was a coffee stall at the FaithSpace, then realised that they were filming today at the FaithSpace in Redcliffe in Bristol. No idea what they were filming and no indication either.


Found out later in the evening from another Twitter account that it was a Channel 4 production of The Undeclared War.

Set in a post-pandemic 2024 in the run up to a British general election, THE UNDECLARED WAR tracks a leading team of analysts buried in the heart of GCHQ (the UK’s version of the NSA) secretly working to ward off a cyber-attack on the country’s electoral system.


The one with the new Lego Friends set

Well the tease was one thing, now we have the full details of the new Lego Friends set, The Apartments.

Today, the LEGO Group announces the new LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments Set – which allows fans of the iconic Warner Bros. TV series the chance to recreate their favourite scenes. The 2,048-piece set, features both Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.

Following the hugely popular LEGO Ideas Central Perk set, which was released in 2019, the LEGO Friends Apartments set is complete with iconic features and props, such as the classic moment when Monica put the Thanksgiving turkey on her head, the one where Joey and Chandler only had a canoe as furniture and when Phoebe’s dollhouse went up in flames.

So it will be £134.99 when it is released later this month.