‘In The Secret of Luck, the final show of the series, Derren investigates what makes some people lucky and others attract only misfortune.
This episode takes the form of a documentary fronted by Dawn Porter, who acts as Derren’s secret agent, and this time the subject of the experiment is an entire town.
Together, Dawn and Derren plant a rumour about the lucky powers of a local statue and watch as it changes the lives of the residents.’
I found this episode of The Experiments series particularly interesting as I am intrigued by belief systems and the way in which people think about objects or places which have a certain set of ideas assigned to them.
In this case it was a local statue which the idea that when touched would bring luck to the person, was attached.