Tag: Mr Bates vs the Post Office

UK TV programmes to watch this week : 30/12/2023

Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster (BBC 1/HD | 8:00pm to 9:00pm | Monday 1st January 2024)

The veteran naturalist investigates the discovery of a lifetime – the skull of a pliosaur, one of the most ferocious Jurassic predators ever known. This prehistoric marine reptile ruled the seas 150 million years ago, at the same time dinosaurs reigned on land. It measured up at an incredible 12 metres long and boasted phenomenal strength. David has been an avid fossil collector since he was a boy, but he has never come across a find quite like this. He follows two of the UK’s most intrepid fossil hunters on their perilous expedition to excavate the skull from its resting place 12 metres up in a cliff face.

Mr Bates vs the Post Office (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Monday 1st January 2024) ** NEW SERIES **

After a new computer system called Horizon is installed across the country, mysterious financial losses start to appear in village post office tills. But when subpostmasters Alan Bates, Jo Hamilton, Noel Thomas and Lee Castleton seek help, the Post Office insists that each of them is the only one having problems. Alan, stubborn and computer-literate, refuses to put it behind him and is sure that one day he’ll find the evidence to prove them wrong. Fact-based drama, starring Toby Jones, Monica Dolan and Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Waterloo Road (8:00pm to 9:00pm | Tuesday 2nd January 2024) ** PICK OF THE WEEK + NEW SERIES **

School-based drama starring Angela Griffin. Kim rolls out a new initiative to get school refusers back into education and Tonya forms an unlikely bond with resident bad boy Schuey Weever. Andrew makes a proposition that could change the school forever and Dean and Noel set out a plan to get back at Coral after she rubs them up the wrong way.

Mr Bates vs the Post Office (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Tuesday 2nd January 2024)

Alan and his friends meet Sam Kaur, who is due to stand trial, and Michael Rudkin, who has insider knowledge of Horizon. Jo and Alan take their cause to Westminster where James Arbuthnot MP persuades the Post Office to hire an independent investigator. Bob Rutherford becomes convinced of the honesty of the subpostmasters as he starts work and finds evidence of faults in the IT systems, his report rattles Paula Vennells who approaches Alan to find a solution.

Mr Bates vs the Post Office (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Wednesday 3rd January 2024)

Alan and Paula set up a mediation scheme for subpostmasters to use to apply for compensation but it’s all come too late for Martin Griffiths, the desperate father of two who died by suicide after the Post Office pursued him for alleged shortfalls of £60,000. James Arbuthnot MP publicly accuses the Post Office of sabotaging the scheme when bureaucracy hampers progress and two strangers bring new hope.

Mr Bates vs the Post Office (ITV/HD | 9:00pm to 10:00pm | Thursday 4th January 2024)

At the Royal Courts of Justice, Alan and his friends give evidence on behalf of their army of 555 subpostmasters. All hangs on whether nervous whistleblower Richard Roll can describe what happened behind the scenes at the computer giant, Fujitsu. Drama, starring Toby Jones.

All TV guide information taken from DigiGuide — www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=15119.