Episode Description 

This episode aired on the 4th of September 2008. The Unfortunates in this episode were from Birmingham.


  • Joseph (boy), who's a Victorian chimney sweep
  • Taela (girl), who's thoroughly waterproof
  • Jonah (boy) is a loose cannon
  • Rhiana (girl), who won the World Cup in 1966
  • Alex (boy), who needs to be back in time for his tea
  • Elvira (girl), who invented sneezing in 1953

The Tower

Floor 6

- Challenge Character: The Botherers

- Challenge: Body Shock

- Saboteur: Joseph

- Status: Challenge was failed. Saboteur was detected.

- Voting: Joseph received 4 votes. Jonah received 1 vote. Elvira received 1 vote.

- Trapped: Joseph

- Details: 3 blackouts.

- Joseph's last words: Cos everyone could hear me creeping over there to get the Botherers out.

Floor 5

- Challenge Character: None

- Challenge: Freaky Factory

- Saboteur: Alex

- Status: Challenge was passed. Saboteur was detected.

- Voting: Alex received 4 votes. Elvira received 1 vote.

- Trapped: Alex

- Details: None

- Alex's last words: Because most of the eggs I threw landed in front of my booth.

Floor 4

- Challenge Character: Green Fingers

- Challenge: Green Fingers

- Saboteur: Elvira

- Status: Challenge was failed. Saboteur drew the short straw.

- Voting: Elvira received 2 votes. Jonah received 2 votes. Elvira drew the short straw.

- Trapped: Elvira

- Details: There was 2 correct guesses, and 3 incorrect guesses. 

- Elvira's last words: Because I didn't choose to put my hand in.  

Floor 3

- Challenge Character: The Whinging Werewolf

- Challenge: Extraction

- Saboteur: Rhiana

- Status: Challenge was failed. Saboteur was undetected.

- Voting: Jonah received 2 votes. Taela received 1 vote.

- Trapped: Jonah

- Details: There was 2 correct guesses, and 3 wrong guesses. The healthy teeth have cracks on them.

- Jonah's last words: I'm really gutted that I got trapped because it wasn't actually me who was the Saboteur.

Floor 2

- Details: Rhiana answered 4 questions correctly. Taela answered 3 questions correctly. 8 questions were given.

- Winner: Rhiana

- Taela's last words: I feel OK, cos I've got this far.

- Rhiana said: Bye, I'm free!


  • This is the last episode when the voice says "You Failed Miserably to sabotage the challenge!" to a failed saboteur after the saboteur has been revealed, although the voice said it for one more time in Series 3, Episode 6 (Gateshead), after Steeley was revealed as the saboteur on Floor 5. From now on she will use just "failed to sabotage the challenge" to a failed saboteur.
  • Birmingham was previously visited in Series 1, Episode 5 (Birmingham).
  • Rhiana is the only successful saboteur from Extraction to escape the tower. She is also one of two Saboteurs in Extraction to sabotage the challenge and not receive any votes, along with George from Series 3, Episode 5 (Maidstone).
  • Additionally Rhiana is the only winner who escaped that received no votes while also having been the saboteur at some point during the episode.
  • The Caretaker's made-up fact about Rhiana is a reference to England winning the 1966 FIFA World Cup. It has been England's only win of the title to date.
  • Alex is the only saboteur in Freaky Factory to get detected after failing to sabotage the game; All the other saboteurs who failed to sabotage the game (Rebecca (Series 1, Episode 6 (Edinburgh), Blaise (Series 2, Episode 5 (Liverpool)) and Elliot (Series 3, Episode 3 (Sutton Coldfield))) were all undetected.)
  • When Elvira got trapped in Green Fingers on Floor 4, The Voice told her "You're Trapped!" in a different tone of voice instead of the tone of voice usually done when an unfortunate gets trapped on Floor 4.
  • Before Jonah and Elvira drew straws on Floor 4, Jonah muttered under his breath "It wasn't me!" either to remind the audience he wasn't the saboteur or to criticize Rhiana and Elvira for voting him.
  • On Floor 6, when The Voice asked Joseph "Why do you think the others voted for you?", the table disappeared.
  • On top of that, in Body Shock, during one of the blackouts, after Joseph released the Botherers to destroy the body, Elvira was trying to shove them away from the table before the lights came back on. Given this was on the second blackout, Elvira likely remembered where they were in the last blackout and used it to her advantage, confirming that there is no rule about needing to wait for the lights to come back on before putting the Botherers back in the cage.
  • It is revealed in this episode the Caretaker is responsible for setting up the games in the tower before the unfortunates arrive (or at least he is responsible for Body Shock). It is also one of the only times we learn what other jobs the Caretaker has in the Tower besides helping the Voice trap unfortunates or being the Giant in Giant Appetite.
  • Rhiana is the only saboteur to succeed in this episode. Joseph succesfully sabotaged Body Shock but he got detected, Alex failed to sabotage Freaky Factory and got detected, and Elvira successfully sabotaged Green Fingers but lost the Draw Straws tie to Jonah.
  • Rhiana did not receive a single vote on any floor. This makes her one of five unfortunates in Series 2 to not receive a single vote during their time in the Tower, the others being Samantha, Em, Rhiannon and Camille.


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