Drawing the Line is a South African ethics game show produced by Current Affairs Films and Jungle Works in which two teams take opposing views on the morality of a wide variety of issues and attempt to sway the studio audience to their point of view.
The series premiered on SABC2 on Sunday 18 May 2008, at 12h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premieres on SABC2 on Sunday 29 March 2009, at 12h30. There are 13 episodes in the second season.
Drawing the Line returns for a second season and is once more hosted by poet Lebo Mashile, SAfm personality Michelle Constant and writer Ndumiso Ngcobo.
The 13-episode season tackles new moral and ethical issues through improvised theatre, debate and audience participation.
Just how far will you go? Would you risk your child's anger by invading their privacy? Would you tell on a friend? Would you redesign your unborn baby? Where do you draw the line?
Drawing the Line challenges South Africans to exercise their moral and ethical muscle in a fun, entertaining and candid way.
By harnessing the power of entertainers combined with the spontaneity of improvisation, spirited debate and audience participation, two teams attempt to sway viewers to their perspective by unravelling the complexities often hidden in those apparently straightforward moral dilemmas we face everyday.
Poet Lebo Mashile hosts the show and the team leaders - radio personality Michelle Constant and writer Ndumiso Ngcobo - lead two debating teams with opposing views to the issue being addressed.
The format of the show: two teams attempt to sway viewers to their perspective on an issue at hand by unraveling the complexities often hidden in the deceptively straightforward moral dilemmas we face every day.
These are the topics that will be debated in Season 2:
Episode 1: Road rage
On: Sunday, 29 March 2009
Episode 2: Do you shoot back?
On: Sunday, 5 April 2009
Episode 3: Press freedom
On: 12 April 2009
Episode 4: Condom/Monogamy
On: 19 April 2009
Episode 5: Polygamy
On: Sunday, 26 April 2009
Episode 6: Voting - is it worth it?
On: Sunday, 3 May 2009
Episode 7: Racism
On: Sunday, 10 May 2009
Episode 8: Respect for parents
On: Sunday, 17 May 2009
Episode 9: Cosmetic surgery
On: Sunday, 24 May 2009
Episode 10: Menus & Morals
On: Sunday, 31 May 2009
Episode 11: Judging a book by its cover
On: Sunday, 7 June 2009
Episode 12: Xenophobia
On: Sunday, 14 June 2009
Episode 13: Self-Censorship
On: Sunday, 21 June 2009
(Each season consists of 13 hour-long episodes)
Premiere: 18 May 2008 | Finale: 10 August 2008
Premiere: 15 March 2009 | Finale: 7 June 2009
Drawing the Line: A Review