Dateline London

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Dateline London
Dateline London.png
Created by BBC News
Presented by Current:
Jane Hill
Shaun Ley

Charles Wheeler
Gavin Esler
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio E, Broadcasting House
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC News
BBC World News
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 1996 – present
External links

Dateline London is a weekly news discussion programme shown on BBC News and BBC World News.

It features a round table panel of leading foreign and British journalists, who discuss the weeks top news stories from an international perspective.

Dateline London is first broadcast at 11:30 on Saturday mornings. It is usually repeated 2:30 and 11:30 on Sunday mornings, and 3:30 on Monday mornings—each on the BBC News Channel.


Dateline London has previously been hosted by Charles Wheeler and Gavin Esler.

Since Esler's final edition of the show on 25 March 2017, Dateline London has been hosted on rotation by either Jane Hill or Shaun Ley. There was, however, one exception when Maxine Mawhinney hosted the 8 April 2017 edition.

Ley had previously stood-in for Esler on several occasions.

Regular panelists[edit]