Story of Post Office scandal brought to the stage in Dudley

A best-selling author who lifted the lid on the struggles of hundreds of postmasters falsely accused by the Post Office of fraud is appearing in Dudley next week.

Nick Wallis was a series consultant on the critically-acclaimed ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office.

Now the author of The Great Post Office Scandal is bringing the story behind the book to the stage at Dudley Town Hall on Friday April 19.

Award-winning journalist Wallis will tell the tale of the fight by hundreds of innocent people to clear their names after being told they owed thousands by the Post Office. In reality it was down to a glitch with a new computer system.

In the second half of the show there will also be a Q&A where Wallis will be joined on stage by Wendy Buffrey, a former sub-postmaster directly affected by the scandal. Rupert Knowlden, venues manager for Dudley Borough Halls, said:

“This is the story of what is widely considered to be the biggest miscarriage of justice in British legal history.

“It really came to the fore after millions watched the ITV drama – and the makers of that hit programme openly acknowledge they couldn’t have done it without the input of Nick Wallis.

“He is the leading expert on this story, and if you have any interest in it we’d urge you to grab one of the last few tickets and come and hear what he has to say.”

The show starts at 7.30pm on April 19th. To book tickets, you can call the box office on 01384 812 812 or book online at


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