- 2007 - 2020
- BBC Radio 4
- 48 (9 series)
- Sanjeev Kohli, Donald Mcleary, Omar Raza, Susheel Kumar, Marjory Hogarth, Julie Wilson Nimmo, Kate Brailsford, Sean Scanlan and others
- Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary
- Iain Davidson and Colin Gilbert
- Gus Beattie
Join the staff of Fags, Mags and Bags in their tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area.
Ramesh loves the art of the 'shop'. However; he does apply the 'low return' rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Ramesh is ably assisted by his shop sidekick Dave, a forty-something underachiever who shares Ramesh's love of the art of shopkeeping, even if he is treated like a slave.
Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but natural successors to the business. Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not!
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 1st October 2007 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 10th July 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Thursday 7th January 2021 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra