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 of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Hosted by Winifred Robinson, Peter White, Louise Minchin, Shari Vahl
Original release October 1970 – present
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[clarification needed] 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.

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.[1] Robinson had publicly given support for Ms Gracie and was replaced due to "impartiality issues".[2] 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 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Top BBC Journalist Has Quit As China Editor And Accused The Corporation Of Having A "Secretive And Illegal" Pay Culture". Buzzfeed.com. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Radio 4 host off air after backing Gracie". 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018 – via www.BBC.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Julian Worricker to join You And Yours". www.BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2018. 

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