Airdate: Living with the Enemy

2014-08-05_1136A gay couple will spend ten days living with an Anglican minister in order to understand each other’s perspectives, in the upcoming SBS series Living with the Enemy.

The Shine-produced series sees people living 24/7 with those whose lifestyles and beliefs directly contradict their own, structured as five days in one world, then five days in the other.

The series explores same sex marriage, immigration, detention centres, hunting and animal rights, decriminalisation of marijuana and Islam.

Living with the Enemy confronts major issues by bringing together a provocative clash of beliefs, ideologies and personalities that will have audiences shouting at the television”, Tony Iffland, SBS Director of Television, said.

“It’s a series that reflects the passion and drama SBS programs are renowned for, by provoking intense public debate on topics that impact all Australians.“

The episodes include:

An engaged gay couple lives with an Anglican minister opposed to same sex marriage.
A devout Muslim couple lives with an Aussie ‘patriot’.
A Sudanese former refugee lives with an ultra-nationalist.
A former ‘boat person’ lives with a woman who wants him deported.
A conservative woman lives with an old school hippy who has smoked his own weight in marijuana.
A gun-obsessed hunter lives with a vegan animal liberationist.

Episode 1 – Same Sex Marriage
Recent studies show up top 72% (Crosby Textor poll) of Australians support marriage equality – but it remains illegal in Australia.

Gregory and Michael are gay activists and passionate atheists who are engaged to be married.

David is a conservative Anglican minister and father of three who believes gay people should not be married.

They’ll spend a rollercoaster ten days immersed in each other’s worlds, knocking heads and challenging each other’s beliefs.

There will be fights, tantrums, heated debates and some unexpected twists, revealing much about the diverse individuals that make up Australia and the often fragile society we live in.

Whose side are you on? And will you think the same by the end of the episode?

8.30pm Wednesday, September 3 on SBS ONE.


  1. Secret Squirrel

    Count me as another who thinks that pitting the gay couple “against” an Anglican minister (even a conservative one) is pretty tame compared with the available options.

  2. jezza the first original one

    I dunno, this looks like dated leftie propaganda nonesense. Why not put an Imam with the gay couple if you want to see strong prejudice. Three of the 6 episodes focus on refugees/new arrivals against (no doubt) white australians. The only episode remotely interesting is the hunter/vegan. The first episode is a joke as there are sizeable segments within the Anglican Church that are favourable towards same sex marriage….can’t really say the same for the Catholic Church, Islam or Judaism can you…..

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