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The extraordinary story of a campaign to uncover a massive scandal at 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.

This omnibus comprises the first five episodes - following a group of campaigning Sub Postmasters as they try to get Parliament to pay attention to their plight.

Presenter: Nick Wallis
Producer: Robert Nicholson
Executive Producers: Will Yates David Prest
With Sound Design from Emma Barnaby and Story Editing from Alexis Hood.
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

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