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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Ramming Car

Produced by Craig Norris.

Join us for a thrilling adventure of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, as they use their brilliant minds and deductive skills to solve a mystery in Hobart, Tasmania. This radio drama is a unique creation of artificial intelligence, which was asked to imagine how the famous detective duo would handle a recent news story in the island state of Australia. Don't miss this exciting and original episode of Sherlock Holmes in the 21st century!

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Hello, dear listeners! Welcome to another episode of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the radio drama series that brings you the thrilling cases of the world’s greatest detective and his loyal friend Dr Watson. Today’s story is called The Mystery of the Ramming Car, and it takes place in the beautiful city of Hobart, Tasmania, where Holmes and Watson have travelled to investigate a strange incident at a local police station. Let’s join them now as they arrive at the scene of the crime.

Watson: Holmes, what are we doing here? I thought we came to Hobart to enjoy some fresh air and scenery, not to get involved in another mystery.

Holmes: My dear Watson, you know me too well. I can never resist a challenge, especially when it involves such a peculiar case as this one.

Watson: What case? All I see is a police station with a smashed entrance and a car parked outside.

Holmes: Precisely. That car, Watson, is the key to this mystery. According to the local newspaper, it was deliberately driven into the entrance of this police station yesterday morning, causing considerable damage and alarm. No one was injured, fortunately, but the driver fled the scene and has not been identified or apprehended.

Watson: How bizarre! But what does that have to do with us?

Holmes: Everything, Watson. Everything. You see, I received a telegram from Inspector Lestrade this morning, asking me to come here and assist him with this case. He said he was at his wit’s end and needed my help urgently.

Watson: Lestrade? Here? In Hobart?

Holmes: Yes, Watson. It seems he was sent here by Scotland Yard to liaise with the Tasmanian police on a matter of national security. Apparently, there is a spy ring operating in Hobart, and Lestrade has been tracking them down for months.

Watson: A spy ring? In Hobart? What are they spying on?

Holmes: That’s what we’re going to find out, Watson. Come on, let’s go inside and meet Lestrade.

[They enter the police station]

Lestrade: Ah, there you are, Mr Holmes! And Dr Watson! Thank goodness you’re here!

Holmes: Good morning, Lestrade. I’m glad you contacted me. This case sounds most intriguing.

Lestrade: It’s more than intriguing, Mr Holmes. It’s baffling! I’ve never seen anything like it!

Watson: What exactly happened here, Lestrade?

Lestrade: Well, Dr Watson, it was about 9 o’clock yesterday morning when a car came speeding down this street and crashed into the entrance of this station. It was a blue sedan with no plates or markings. The driver was wearing a mask and gloves and had a hood over his head. He got out of the car and ran away before anyone could stop him or see his face.

Holmes: And you have no clue who he was or why he did it?

Lestrade: None whatsoever, Mr Holmes. We’ve checked the CCTV footage from nearby shops and buildings, but it’s all blurry and inconclusive. We’ve searched the car for fingerprints or DNA evidence, but it’s all been wiped clean. We’ve interviewed witnesses and neighbours, but they all saw nothing or heard nothing.

Holmes: Hmm…a very clever and careful criminal indeed.

Lestrade: Yes, Mr Holmes. But that’s not all. There’s something else that makes this case even more puzzling.

Holmes: What is it?

Lestrade: Well…you see…the car…it wasn’t stolen.

Holmes: It wasn’t stolen?

Lestrade: No, Mr Holmes. It wasn’t stolen. It was rented.

Holmes: Rented?

Lestrade: Yes, Mr Holmes. Rented. From a local car hire company called Hertz.

Holmes: Hertz?

Lestrade: Yes, Mr Holmes. Hertz.

Holmes: And did you trace the person who rented it?

Lestrade: Of course we did, Mr Holmes. That’s how we found out his name.

Holmes: And what was his name?

Lestrade: His name was…Sherlock Holmes.

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