You and Yours is a British radio consumer affairs programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
It began broadcasting in October 1970, when its first presenter was Joan York. In the 1980s it briefly ran seven days a week. In the great rescheduling of April 1998 it was increased from a 25 minute programme to 55 minutes. It still runs for this duration, except on those days when immediately followed by the investigative consumer affairs feature "Face the Facts". On 14 October 2008 there was a large 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 May 8, 2012, a considerable proportion was devoted to cancer care. Other medical themes that have been discussed on the programme include dementia and diabetes mellitus. It is edited by Andrew Smith and currently has a weekly audience of three million. On a Wednesday, it normally finishes half an hour before The World at One begins, to be followed by Face the Facts.
It is transmitted every weekday at 12.04 p.m. after the midday news, and has run for nearly an hour since 1998; previously it had a slot of 25 minutes.
The programme has three types of podcast available for disability, the environment and health.
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The series has been the subject of jokes, especially from the Radio 4 comedy programme I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue:
||We kick off this week with a game called Worst Things To Hear, and it's all about those little phrases you might inadvertently overhear, and immediately wish you hadn't. One that instantly springs to mind is: "...and now an extended edition of You and Yours...
||...we've received this letter, and it comes from a Mrs. Trellis of North Wales. She writes: Dear You and Yours, I see you now have a 'listen again' facility. Why? Yours sincerely, Mrs. Trellis.
||Humphrey Lyttleton: Please complete these similes. As boring as? Sandi Toksvig: As boring as You and Yours.
In the BBC's supernatural comedy-drama series, Being Human, Hal (a vampire) listens to You and Yours as part of his daily routine designed to keep him occupied and away from killing people.
The comedian Paul Merton has also made jokes about You and Yours. Although he spoke about the programme when given the topic "The Best Programme on Radio Four" on the Radio Four comedy programme Just a Minute, he once said that "You and Yours" sometimes gets called "Up You and Yours".
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