1) Discussion: Great Show, Great Impact: Mr Bates Vs The Post Office

OKRE Summit 2024 kicked off with a focus on one of the most popular and “powerful” TV dramas of the year; Mr Bates vs The Post Office. We were lucky enough to be joined not only by talented producers and TV professionals Natasha Bondy, Polly Hill and Patrick Spence, but also by Jo Hamilton, a former subpostmistress. Jo brought true authenticity to the panel via her lived experience of the ordeal and her appreciation of the case being dramatised for a large audience and the resulting societal impact. As eloquently summarised by Mishal Hussain, “there are parts that drama reaches which the rest of us can’t”.