Last season of The West Wing to be shown on Channel 4: season 4.
Last season of The West Wing to be shown on C4 spin-off channel, E4: season 5. That was before E4 became available to everyone for free on Freeview.
The West Wing is now moving to More4, another C4 spin-off, which starts on Monday, and is also available on Freeview. First season they will show: season 6.
So unless you had E4 before it went free, The West Wing skips from season 4 to season 6. To compensate, there is apparently a 30-minute “catch-up” before the first season 6 episode is shown next Friday. Half an hour to cover an entire season.
Yeah, I know Sorkin left at the end of season 4 and it’s supposedly rubbish now, but that’s not the point!
Memo to self: BitTorrent.