The award-winning journalist and broadcaster who was a series consultant on the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office is heading to west Dorset to tell the story of the post office scandal.

Nick Wallis is a freelance journalist who has consulted, produced and presented on a number of media outlets regarding the scandal including three BBC Panoramas, Private Eye, a BBC Radio 4 series, as well as writing his own book.

Now, Nick is taking the story - of how hundreds of innocent people fought to clear their names after being pursued by the Post Office through the courts - on tour with a stop at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Saturday, March 23, at 1.30pm.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Nick WallisNick Wallis (Image: Supplied)

He will be talking about his time meeting with the sub postmasters, collating evidence and testimony from top secret sources within both Fujitsu and the Post Office and also reading from his book, followed by a Q&A session, giving the audience an opportunity to explore areas in more detail.

There will also be special guests affected by the scandal who will join Nick on stage.

Joining Nick in Lyme Regis is former postmustress Tracey Merritt, 56, who ran two post offices in Dorset - Yetminster and Chetnole - and has previously spoken to the Echo of her 'heart-breaking' experience of being wrongly accused of stealing money from the Post Office in the wake of the screening of ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office.

Ms Merritt was dismissed in 2009 shortly after the Horizon computer accounting system for was rolled out into use for post offices across the country.

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Cheering Subpostmasters outside the High Court on 16 December 2019 after the Horizon trialCheering Subpostmasters outside the High Court on 16 December 2019 after the Horizon trial (Image: Supplied)

The show will be a journey through the shambolic commissioning of the disastrous Horizon IT system, examining the punitive methods employed by the Post Office – bypassing the police and the Crown Prosecution Service – to create a widespread miscarriage of justice.

Nick will then narrow in on the subsequent cover-up and the staggering legal battles fought and won by campaigning sub postmasters, against all the odds.

Tickets for the event start at £15 and can be purchased here: