This article starts with a brief description of two new viewing systems with a light path which crosses the biological shield wall and are compatible with Deuterium-Tritium (D-T) operations in JET. However, it focuses on the optical modelling and engineering design of one of them which is a multiple camera system producing a wide angle view (WAV) of the inside of the vessel. This WAV system has been used successfully during the recent D-T campaign. It operates in a broadband wavelength range extending from the visible to the middle infrared. It also incorporates a novel in-house horizontal kinematic mirror mount made from glass reinforced plastic as part of the optical relay. The operational stability of the WAV system has also been assessed and some post design improvements implemented.