You and Yours

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You and Yours
Other names You & Yours
Genre Consumer affairs
Running time Weekdays: 12.15 - 13.00
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Host(s) Winifred Robinson, Peter White, Louise Minchin, Shari Vahl
Air dates since October 1970
Website Website
Podcast Podcast

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

History[edit]

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 is on from 12:04 to 12:15. In the months when Home Front is not broadcast a different programme takes its place and You and Yours still begins 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. It continues to broadcast on 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 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 Phone 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. It is edited by Chas Watkin and currently has a weekly audience of three and a half million. It is followed by The World at One.

Transmissions[edit]

It is transmitted every weekday at 12.15 p.m. and runs for approximately 40 minutes.

The programme has a weekly podcast and it is possible to listen to each item in the programme via its website.

Presenters[edit]

Former presenters[edit]

Chris Choi - formerly of Watchdog BBC1

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