Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office, April 21, 2024, PBS, “Episode 3”

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Toby Jones heads the cast of Mr Bates vs The Post Office. (Image: ITV)

Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office on PBS continues its gripping story with it’s third episode as Alan Bates, played by Toby Jones, allies with the Post Office in the hope that his friends will finally receive justice. This episode marks a pivotal moment in their arduous battle for justice and accountability.

The miniseries is based on a shocking true story that shook Britain, exposing a miscarriage of justice perpetrated by the government-owned UK Post Office. The narrative centers on hundreds of postal workers who were wrongfully accused, prosecuted, and even imprisoned for theft and fraud due to errors in the Post Office’s own computer system.

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In “Episode 3,” airing on Sunday April 21, Alan’s decision to collaborate with the Post Office raises questions of trust and uncertainty. Despite their history of denial and obfuscation, Alan hopes that joining forces with the institution that caused so much harm may lead to a resolution. This strategic move underscores the complex dynamics at play in their quest for justice.

The stellar ensemble cast includes Julie Hesmondhalgh, Alex Jennings, Ian Hart, Lia Williams, Will Mellor, Clare Calbraith, Shaun Dooley, Lesley Nicol, and Katherine Kelly, among others.

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Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office is more than just a compelling drama; it has sparked public outrage and prompted political responses. The series has not only entertained but also catalyzed real-world change.

Mr. Bates vs. The Post Office airs on PBS at 9:00 pm on Sunday, April 21, 2024.

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