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Acclaimed US political drama that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the White House under President Josiah Bartlet's administration

Drama

The first series of the epic drama created by renowned screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. The President and his passionate staff handle crises and score triumphs during Bartlet's first term in office.

In the early morning hours, senior White House staff gather to handle the latest crises

First shown: Fri 18 Jan 2002 | 41 mins

Series 1 Episode 1 - Pilot

CJ tries to defuse a dispute between Bartlet and the Vice President. Leo hires Mandy.

First shown: Thu 25 Jan 2001 | 40 mins

Series 1 Episode 2 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

The press get wind of Sam's relationship with Mandy. The President seeks revenge.

First shown: Thu 1 Feb 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 3 - A Proportional Response

The team have 72 hours to rescue a gun control bill. Leo's wife loses patience with him.

First shown: Thu 8 Feb 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 4 - Five Votes Down

Leo forces his staff to meet with fringe groups. Toby discovers an unsettling secret.

First shown: Thu 15 Feb 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 5 - The Crackpots and These Women

A new representative surprises Toby. Sam gives CJ some private tuition.

First shown: Thu 22 Feb 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 6 - Mr Willis of Ohio

The President keeps his eye on pressing issues while preparing for a state dinner

First shown: Thu 1 Mar 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 7 - The State Dinner

Word gets out that Bartlet embarrassed the Vice President. A crucial bill is put at risk.

First shown: Thu 8 Mar 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 8 - Enemies

A representative makes a serious accusation against the White House staff

First shown: Thu 15 Mar 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 9 - The Short List

Toby makes sure that a homeless Korean War veteran gets the funeral he deserves

First shown: Thu 22 Mar 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 10 - In Excelsis Deo

When India invades Kashmir, Bartlet seeks the help of an eccentric British diplomat

First shown: Thu 29 Mar 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 11 - Lord John Marbury

While preparing for the State of the Union address, Bartlet is struck down by an illness

First shown: Thu 5 Apr 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 12 - He Shall, From Time to Time

CJ grapples with the ethics of burying news that deserves public attention

First shown: Thu 12 Apr 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 13 - Take Out the Trash Day

Bartlet must decide if he wants to commute the sentence of a prisoner on death row

First shown: Thu 19 Apr 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 14 - Take This Sabbath Day

Bartlet's choice for the new Supreme Court Justice is arrested for allegedly drunk driving

First shown: Thu 26 Apr 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 15 - Celestial Navigation

The President and his staff fly to Los Angeles to attend a star-studded fundraiser

First shown: Thu 3 May 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 16 - 20 Hours in LA

The President and First Lady's separate staff feud over rival agendas

First shown: Thu 10 May 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 17 - The West House Pro-Am

CJ struggles to keep the press at bay when Zoey attends a party that gets busted for drugs

First shown: Thu 17 May 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 18 - Six Meetings Before Lunch

An inflammatory memo Mandy wrote about the President and his staff comes back to haunt her

First shown: Thu 24 May 2001 | 41 mins

Series 1 Episode 19 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

The President announces two contentious nominations for the Federal Election Commission

First shown: Fri 25 May 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 20 - Mandatory Minimums

President Bartlet is forced to defuse an embarrassing incident overseas

First shown: Thu 31 May 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 21 - Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

An American military plane is shot down over Iraq. Bartlet walks into his own war zone.

First shown: Thu 7 Jun 2001 | 42 mins

Series 1 Episode 22 - What Kind of Day Has It Been?

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