Mr Bates vs the Post Office on Masterpiece


When money started to seemingly disappear from its local branches, the government-owned UK Post Office wrongly blamed its own managers for the apparent loss. Hundreds were harassed, accused of theft and fraud, 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.

This four-part series tells the true story of decent, ordinary and real-life people who were relentlessly pursued, coerced and controlled by a powerful corporation and their seemingly insurmountable battle to right so many horrific wrongs.


Sundays, April 7 through April 30, at 9pm on ThinkTV16