Dateline London

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Dateline London
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Created by BBC News
Presented by Gavin Esler
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio E, Broadcasting House, London
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. The programme was chiefly presented by Gavin Esler after Charles Wheeler left. Relief presenters have included Carole Walker, Shaun Ley, and Maxine Mawhinney.

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

First presented by Charles Wheeler, and originally broadcast from the BBC's Westminster studios at Millbank and then BBC Television Centre, Dateline London now comes from the BBC News channel's studio at Broadcasting House.[1] The programme is first shown on Saturdays at 12:30 on BBC News,[2] and at 14:30 GMT on BBC World News.[3] It is repeated on BBC News on Mondays at 02:30,[2] and on BBC World News on Saturdays at 20:30 GMT and on Sundays at 01:30 and 08:30 GMT.[3]

Dateline London started in 1996, and is produced by Nick Guthrie of TV Talk.[4]

Regular panelists[edit]