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Fags, Mags And Bags. Image shows from L to R: Sanjay (Omar Raza), Ramesh (Sanjeev Kohli), Dave (Donald Mcleary), Alok (Susheel Kumar). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Fags, Mags And Bags

BBC Radio 4 sitcom set in a newsagent shop. 36 episodes (6 series), 2007 - 2016. Stars Sanjeev Kohli, Donald Mcleary, Omar Raza, Susheel Kumar and others.

Fags, Mags And Bags. Image shows from L to R: Sanjay (Omar Raza), Dave (Donald Mcleary), Ramesh (Sanjeev Kohli), Alok (Susheel Kumar). Copyright: The Comedy Unit.

Fags, Mags And Bags

Radio 4 comedy about a proud Scottish shopkeeper and his tireless quest to please an ungrateful public

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007 - 2016
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
36   (6 series)
Starring
Sanjeev Kohli, Donald Mcleary, Omar Raza, Susheel Kumar, Marjory Hogarth, Julie Wilson Nimmo, Kate Brailsford, Sean Scanlan and others
Writers
Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary
Directors
Iain Davidson and Colin Gilbert
Producer
Gus Beattie

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Scots-Asian corner shop near Glasgow.

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!

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