For people that missed it completely, More 4 (UK) are showing the complete West Wing from the first episode, starting this sunday at 8pm. It really is an excellent series (with occasional American schlock). Martin Sheen's entrance at the end of the first episode is wonderful, and the establishing shot of John Spencer (RIP) playing Leo McGarry walking through the White House is really the bees kness - it just brings home the quality of the show in that it's all one shot.
Yes, the West Wing can be fast talking, but viewers should be aware that much of this isn't really essential for the plot, it's about 'flavour'. Go with it.
If you've never seen it, be happy. You've a lot of quality programming ahead of you.
I maintain a calendar of what I consider to be good programmes on google calendar, and you're welcome to share that calendar by clicking on the button shown here. (I don't plan to add the West Wing re-runs here, as I tend just to include 'first time' programmes - but if anyone wants to take it on....)