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Dateline London

Dateline London is a weekly news discussion programme.

Dateline London
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Created by BBC News
Presented by Current:
Jane Hill
Shaun Ley
Carrie Gracie

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

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 either Jane Hill or Shaun Ley.

Since mid-February 2018, Dateline has been hosted by Carrie Gracie, after she returned to the BBC newsroom.

Regular panelistsEdit