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Mr Bates vs The Post Office

Mr Bates vs The Post Office

  • Premiered: 
    January 1, 2024
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the real-life British Post Office scandal 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the real-life British Post Office scandal, MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE is a four-episode drama series that tells the story of Alan Bates, one of sub-postmasters and postmistresses who were prosecuted for stealing money because of incorrect information provided by a computer system called Horizon. When money started to seemingly disappear from its local branches, the government-owned Post Office wrongly blamed their own managers for its apparent loss. For more than a decade, hundreds were accused of theft and fraud, and many were even sent to prison -- leaving lives, marriages, and reputations in ruins. But the issue was actually caused by errors in the Post Office's own computer system -- something it denied for years. Revealing a shocking David vs. Goliath fight for justice, this is the story of the decent ordinary people who were relentlessly pursued, coerced and controlled by a powerful corporation, and their ongoing battle, against seemingly insurmountable odds, to right so many horrific wrongs. MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE made its U.S. debut on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings).
On Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 9pm (check local listings), PBS premiered the finale of MR BATES VS THE POST OFFICE. Alan and his friends finally get the chance to embark on the epic challenge of battling the Post Office in court.