Dateline London

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Dateline London
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Created byBBC News
Presented byCurrent:
Carrie Gracie
Jane Hill
Shaun Ley

Charles Wheeler
Gavin Esler
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Studio E, Broadcasting House
Editor(s)Nick Guthrie
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)TV Talk
Original networkBBC News
BBC World News
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release1996 – present
External links
Dateline London

Dateline London is a weekly news discussion programme.

Each week, a panel of four leading journalists, lecturers, and commentators, discuss top news stories from an international perspective.


Dateline London was first hosted by Charles Wheeler, and subsequently by Gavin Esler. Shaun Ley and Maxine Mawhinney all served as stand-in hosts during Esler's tenure.

Esler hosted his final edition on 25 March 2017, and Mawhinney on 8 April 2017. Since 15 April 2017, Dateline London has been hosted on rotation by Jane Hill or Shaun Ley and Carrie Gracie has provided occasional cover. Tim Willcox presented on 8 September 2018 so, at the time this was written, is currently presenting the programme. However, it seems this is probably temporary cover in the absence of the two main hosts.

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