Watch the actions leading up to the incident where the missing page was discovered!
Setting the scene...
The Fictional Detective part 1: Introduction
The Fictional Detective talks us through the start of the case.
I'm the Detective, analytical & lyrical
My evidence is evident and always so empirical
Ask me a question, I got the answer
Do you like Sherlock Holmes? Nah, I'm not such a fan sir
Lindsey’s lost the plot ’cos a page got torn out
Oh no she cried out, now I’ll never find out
Who did it to my whodunit book
I'm the Fictional Detective, let me take a look!
Line up the witnesses, interview the lot of them
A crime has been committed, so let's get to the bottom of it
This investigation – Yes, it's time to detect
And let's not forget, everyone’s a suspect!
Suspect One: Lindsey
The Fictional Detective interviews Lindsey as a potential suspect... Could she have ACCIDENTALLY ripped the page out of her own book?
Suspect Two: Radzi
The Fictional Detective puts Radzi under the microscope... He spotted some crumbs lying around Lindsey's book, and we all know how Radzi loves a BBC flapjack. Did Radzi rip out the page? 👀🧐🤭
Suspect Three: The Runner
The runner wants to be a presenter... Does she have a motive to rip a page out of Lindsey's book? Watch The Fictional Detective to find out!
Suspect Four: The Director
The Fictional Detective puts the director under the spotlight. We know he was mad at Lindsey for not focusing on her work... Could he have ripped the page out in an attempt to get Lindsey to focus?
Suspect Five: Hacker
Did the dog do it? The Fictional Detective interviews Hacker to find out if his canine ways got the best of him.
The Fictional Detective Part Two: The Suspect List
The Fictional Detective rounds up who could have committed the crime.
Lindsey was the last to see the novel in tact
And that’s a fact – except maybe that
Radzi could have done it. Maybe he’s jealous
Or what about the runner? What didn’t she tell us?
What fact did she omit?
Did someone else do it?
Director misdirecting us? Did he do the crime?
What about Hacker? Should Hacker do time?
Wait a minute… Hacker time! Hacker time!
Who has the means? Who has got the motive?
Who is talking truth and who is lying through their teeth?
Respect the process, expect the unexpected
And never forget everyone’s suspected.
Suspects and Motives
The Fictional Detective has one rule: everyone is a suspect.
Here is our list:
LINDSEY – could have ripped the page out by accident
RADZI – could have done it because he is bored of hearing Lindsey go on about the book
HACKER – could have done it because he is a wild animal
THE RUNNER – unclear what motive she has
THE DIRECTOR – could have done it because he thinks the book is distracting Lindsey
Sequence of Events
Having interviewed everyone once, we have a pretty good sequence of events:
10:30 - Lindsey was reading her book in the canteen
10:35 - Radzi ran in to tell her to go to the studio
10:37 - Lindsey bumps into RUNNER coming the other way.
10:40 - Lindsey goes into studio and talks to the DIRECTOR.
10:50 - Lindsey leaves and heads back but…
10:53 - Bumps into Hacker in the corridor
10:55 - Lindsey nips to the loo
10:59 - Lindsey arrives back at the canteen to find the final page torn out.
A photo of the crime scene has emerged and there appears to be crumbs around the damaged book. What could this mean?
Interview Two: Lindsey
The Fictional Detective interviews Lindsey further to find out who she thinks ripped the page out of her book...🔎
Interview Two: Radzi
Radzi gives the Fictional Detective an excuse about the flapjack crumbs... Do you think he ripped the page out of Lindsey's book?
Interview Two: The Runner
The Fictional Detective tries to interview the runner, but she's so busy that she doesn't have time to talk. Is she avoiding something...?
Interview Two: The Director
What can the Fictional Detective tease out of the Director today?
Interview Two: Hacker
Did the dog do it? Do you believe his alibi?
The Fictional Detective: Part Three
The Fictional Detective runs us through the three potential suspects... Who committed the crime of the missing page?
Dogs are not allowed in the dining area
Not poodles, cocker spoodles, not even a terrier
Hacker must be innocent – that is plain to see
And so is the Director, who never left the gallery
Which means it’s down to three
It could be Radzi
Or the runner who ripped it
Or maybe it was Lindsey
Who accidentally did it
We’ve gathered all the evidence
We’ve found all the clues
And now the clock is ticking
It’s time for you to choose
Who’s your prime suspect?
Who do you think?
You better be sure
Before you point the finger
Now whether you know or whether you don’t
It’s time for you to vote!
Time to point the finger
Further Evidence: Clue Number Two
The sound engineer has uncovered this distorted audio clip. Do you think it may be of use to the case?
The Fictional Detective: Part Four
The Fictional Detective concludes the mystery of the missing page 🔎
As the detective, it's my resolution
To analyse the problem and find a solution
To the mystifying mystery of the missing last page
And reveal who did it at this, the final stage
Exciting isn’t it?
It wasn’t Radzi or Lindsey who committed the crime
It was the runner who did.
And here’s the reason why:
When Lindsey said, 'Take a leaf'
She meant it to be figurative
But the runner took it literally
She's not all there if you ask me
Yes, the runner heard the phrase ‘Take a leaf out of my book’ and did just that. Ha. You couldn’t write it.
I'm the detective, analytical and lyrical
My evidence is evident and always so empirical
When you have a problem, I'm your best friend
And that was our mystery and this is the end
Listen to the runner confess all!
Thanks from Lindsey
Lindsey is thrilled she has her missing page back!
The Fictional Detective - Gareth P Jones
If you loved the mystery, why not watch BP ask the author, Gareth P Jones, some of the questions below?!?