‘Dateline’ Falls Off Calendar: BBC Set To Axe Respected News Programme After 25 Years

Amidst a list of changing faces and emerging content BBCOne of its longest running and internationally respected news programs, dateline Londonready to end at the end of summer

The show, built around foreign correspondents based in London, has been running for over 25 years, both providing its outsiders’ perspective on events in the UK. BBC News and World Channel.

Its first presenter was the late Charles Wheeler, the highly respected foreign correspondent and once father-in-law of UK PM Boris Johnson, and is estimated to reach a global audience of 10 to 15 million viewers.

dateline london‘s Producer, Nick Guthrie, whose company produced and edited the show for the BBC from its inception, revealed Guardian They have been informed of the decision, which is part of the organization’s wider plans to make “substantial changes to news channels”. The BBC published its annual report several weeks ago, revealing it needed to make £285m in annual savings before 2027.

The BBC has not confirmed the end of the long-running show, but has given the kind of commentary and expertise it has provided. dateline london Now available to viewers elsewhere in its schedule.