Drawing the Line back

Edward Tsumele

Edward Tsumele

Those interested in the popular debate/game show Drawing the Line must be happy that their favourite show is back on TV starting this Sunday.

It returns to SABC2 from March 15 at 12.30pm with Lebo Mashile, the well-spoken poet who has made her mark on the local literary scene with two books behind her name and a CD. It is her energy and opinionated style that will bring a new dimension to the show.

Drawing the Line 2 is a 13-part debating game show that challenges South Africans to exercise their moral and ethical muscle in a fun, entertaining and candid way.

By harnessing the power of stellar entertainers - combined with the spontaneity of improvised theatre, spirited debate and audience participation - two teams attempt to sway viewers to their perspective on the issue at hand by unravelling the complexities often hidden in those apparently straightforward moral dilemmas we face every day.

Drawing the Line provides a stimulating space for South Africans to air and examine their heartfelt moral and ethical dilemmas in an entertaining, provocative and non-threatening game show with an equal measure of seriousness and humour.

"It was great fun to work on it, and we've dramatically upped the ante since season one," says executive producers Jane Lipman and Neville Josie.

Racism, xenophobia, respect for parents, cosmetic surgery, press freedom, road rage, polygamy and condom use in a monogamous relationship are some of the topics which the show will unravel.