It's a world where the US President, with his Nobel Prize in Economics, is always the smartest one in the room.
A world where politicians have the best intentions, where people walk fast and talk faster. A world where political staffers are really quite good-looking.
But the dream's over - the hit US political drama The West Wing comes to the end of its 7 year run tonight on More4. In the video report below, Washington Correspondent Jonathan Rugman is granted backstage access both on the West Wing set and the White House.