With more than 30 years’ shared experience in the police force, husband and wife duo, Bob and Carol Bridgestock, have used their knowledge to help write their bestselling D.I Jack Dylan series, as well as lending an authentic touch as expert consultants on dramas such as BBC’s Happy Valley and ITV’s Scott and Bailey.

In this fascinating event and in conversation with Bradford Police Museum’s Martin Baines, Bob and Carol will share their wealth of hands-on knowledge, discussing everything from real-life crime and police process to the pros and pitfalls of the crime genre. They will be accompanied by make-up artist, Pamela Clare, who will be demonstrating the astonishing special effects make-up that brings these crimes to life on screen; some lucky audience members may even go home with a black eye or a gunshot wound!

The event will start with a tour of the historic Bradford Police Museum, including the original Victorian cells that formed part of Bradford Police Station between 1874 and 1974 and whose occupants were headed for the noose. This tour will give you a thrilling glimpse into the place they spent their final days.

About The Speakers

RC Bridgestock

RC Bridgestock is a co-author team of husband and wife Robert and Carol with nearly fifty years of combined police experience.  They can be seen regularly on the speakers circuit doing after dinner speeches, talks for groups, clubs, schools, and festivals.  They are storyline consultants for Happy Valley and Scott & Bailey.

Pamela Clare

Pamela Clare is known as “The Make-up Guru”. She is currently a professional Make-up Artist and Educator. Pamela specialises in Professional Hair and Make-up Design and Application for Film, TV Special Effects (including high def), Fashion-Runway, Bridal, Editorial, and Commercial Print.

About The Chair

Martin Baines

Martin Baines is a former senior police officer and director of the Bradford Police Museum, located in the historic City Hall and offering a unique insight into the development of crime and punishment in the city from the early 19th century.