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News96828 posts since 20 Dec 2013
Look North (Yorkshire)
Which kind of leads onto another question-What happened to 1 presenter doing both the 10-2 shift and Dateline London (since Gavin Esler used to do both when he was doing the Saturday 10-2 shift.) as i thought it saved the cost of needing a 2nd presenter on shift?
itsrobert6,387 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
Dateline London was better in the early 2000s. It used to be presented from the set at Millbank and was hosted by Gavin Esler or Nik Gowing, pretty much without fail. It felt like something a bit different - I lost interest in it when it just became another debate from the regular BBC News Channel set. Back then it also used to run for pretty much a whole hour, minus a short news summary at the top of the hour. I think they used to edit it down for BBC World, if I remember correctly. Having a full hour really left plenty of time for discussion and debate.
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thegeek5,058 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
I believe the old format was a 10 minute news summary, then 20 minutes for the UK only, a brief news update, and half an hour which was recorded and went out on World later. (I'd occasionally have lines record shifts at Red Bee where a compliance editor would sit and watch it in case anything needed cut for the repeat.)
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all new Phil3,310 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
Dateline London was better in the early 2000s. It used to be presented from the set at Millbank and was hosted by Gavin Esler or Nik Gowing, pretty much without fail. It felt like something a bit different - I lost interest in it when it just became another debate from the regular BBC News Channel set. Back then it also used to run for pretty much a whole hour, minus a short news summary at the top of the hour. I think they used to edit it down for BBC World, if I remember correctly. Having a full hour really left plenty of time for discussion and debate.

I suppose it doesn’t really stand out any more. You can barely get by an hour of any news channel these days without them devoting too much time to various people of differing viewpoints arguing with each other.
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