Madam & Eve

Madam & Eve is a sitcom based on the popular comic strip characters. The satirical strip takes a humorous look at the unique relationship between two South African women as they reach out to each other - across the kitchen – in the new South Africa. In 2000, Roberta Durrant, adapted the cartoon to a live sitcom for e-TV, South Africa's second free to air channel. It soon became the channel’s top watched local programme, scoring highly across all demographic groups. Its success resulted in the commissioning of a second series. By the second episode, it was again notching up the channel’s highest ratings for a local programme.

Madam & Eve started life as comic strip characters nearly a decade ago. The satirical strip takes a humorous look at the unique relationship between two South African women as they reach out to each other – across the kitchen – in the new South Africa. In 2000, Penguin Films Chief Executive Officer, Roberta Durrant, adapted the cartoon to a live sitcom for e-tv, South Africa’s second free to air channel. It soon became the channel’s top watched local programme, scoring highly across all demographic groups. Its success resulted in the commissioning of a second series that started flighting in February this year. By the second episode, it was again notching up the channel’s highest ratings for a local programme.

Like the cartoon strip, the sitcom examine the fears, prejudices and foibles of white and black South Africans alike. As the famous sit-com “All in the family” did in the 1970’s in America, the Madam & Eve sit-com aims to show South Africans the absurdities of separateness, while keeping audiences laughing.

Madam & Eve is, more than anything else, a comedy of hope and reconciliation.

 

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  • LENGTH: 26 minutes
  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Penguin Films
  • EPISODES: 54
  • SEASONS: 4
  • YEAR: 2000 - 2006