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3. I Love My Post Office

Episode 3 of 10

The extraordinary story of what may be the widest miscarriage of justice in UK legal history as sub-postmasters take on the Post Office. Today we investigate the investigators.

The extraordinary story of what some say is the widest miscarriage of justice in UK legal history as Subpostmasters take on the Post Office.

After the introduction of a new computer system in the early 2000s, the Post Office began using its data to accuse Sub Postmasters of falsifying accounts and stealing money. Many were fired and financially ruined; others were prosecuted and even put behind bars.

In this ten-part series, journalist Nick Wallis gets right to the heart of the story, as he talks to those whose lives were shattered and follows the twists and turns of a David and Goliath battle as the Sub Postmasters tried to fight back.

Today we get inside the story of Sarah Burgess-Boyd, who was just one of hundreds of subpostmasters charged with theft. We hear first hand her contemporaneous testimony to her accusers. We also learn about the oldest recognised criminal investigations force in the world - the Post Office

Presenter: Nick Wallis
Producer: Robert Nicholson
Executive Producer: Will Yates
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

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14 minutes