You and Yours

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You and Yours
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Other namesYou & Yours
GenreConsumer affairs
Running time53 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4
Hosted byWinifred Robinson, Peter White, Louise Minchin, Shari Vahl
Original releaseOctober 1970 – present

You and Yours is a British radio consumer affairs programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and produced by BBC News.


You and Yours began broadcasting in October 1970, when its first presenter was Joan York. In the 1980s it briefly ran seven days a week. In April 1998 it was increased from a 25-minute programme to 55 minutes. However, in 2014 the running time was reduced to approximately 40 minutes to make space for Radio 4's World War I drama Home Front which went out between 12.04 and 12.15. In the months when Home Front was not broadcast a different programme took its place and You and Yours continued to begin at 12.15. On 14 October 2008 there was a change of format, with two presenters being replaced by one. The breadth of topics covered was extended to global problems as well as those closer to home.

The programme continues to cover a wide range of topics, and now broadcasts on themes of medical interest as well as consumer issues. For example, on 8 May 2012, a considerable proportion of the programme was devoted to cancer care. Other medical themes that have been discussed on the programme include dementia and diabetes mellitus. The Tuesday edition of the programme takes the form of a phone-in on a consumer matter and is referred to as Call You and Yours. Winifred Robinson is the usual presenter for most of the week, with Peter White presenting the show on Fridays. Shari Vahl often works as a reporter on the show but sometimes stands in as the main presenter, while Louise Minchin also stands in as the main presenter from time to time.[1][2][3][4]

On 9 January 2018, Winifred Robinson did not present the programme. The focus of this edition was fair pay for women in the aftermath of the resignation by Carrie Gracie from her post as the BBC's China Editor and her claim that the BBC was guilty of pay discrimination.[5] Robinson had publicly given support for Ms Gracie and was replaced due to "impartiality issues".[6] Shari Vahl presented this edition of the programme instead. It is edited by Chas Watkin and currently has a weekly audience of three and a half million. It is followed by a weather forecast which precedes The World at One.


You and Yours is transmitted on Mondays to Fridays at 12.04 and runs for approximately 53 minutes.


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The name is the English idiom meaning "you and the people in your family or the people you care about."[8]

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  1. ^ "The week in radio and podcasts: Adrian Chiles; You and Yours; The Allusionist". the Guardian. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Winifred's 'You and Yours' team was live from heritage centre". Knutsford Guardian. Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio 4 You and Yours to feature garden centre post-coronavirus lockdown uplift on bank holiday Monday programme". Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Porters Fuchsias feature on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours to plea for coronavirus compensation for growers". Archived from the original on 25 April 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  5. ^ "A Top BBC Journalist Has Quit As China Editor And Accused The Corporation Of Having A "Secretive And Illegal" Pay Culture". Archived from the original on 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Radio 4 host off air after backing Gracie". 10 January 2018. Archived from the original on 9 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018 – via
  7. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Julian Worricker to join You And Yours". Archived from the original on 27 September 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Merriam Webster: You and yours". Archived from the original on 12 November 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2020.

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