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. 48 episodes (9 series), 2007 - 2020. Stars Sanjeev Kohli, Donald Mcleary, Omar Raza, Susheel Kumar and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Various stand-up comedians, TV shows and radio programmes are shortlisted.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2018

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Fags, Mags & Bags to return for Series 7

Radio 4 corner shop set sitcom Fags, Mags & Bags is to return for a seventh series. Four new episodes are being made, for broadcast in August.

British Comedy Guide, 9th June 2017

Radio 4 sitcom 'Fags, Mags & Bags' to return

Fags, Mags & Bags, Radio 4's sitcom set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, is to return for a sixth series.

British Comedy Guide, 14th January 2016

Fags, Mags & Bags tried out as a TV sitcom

Radio show Fags, Mags And Bags could become the next Scottish comedy TV hit after a successful try-out before a live audience this week.

Paul English, Daily Record, 4th May 2013

A lively edition of the comedy set in a Scottish corner shop has guest Julie T Wallace (star of the BBC's The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil) as Mrs Temple, a fearsome local headmistress with an unfortunate alliteration habit, as in "Don't be a mumbling Millicent!". When she tries to stop the shop from selling Fizzy Limb sweets to her hyperactive pupils, Ramesh decides that continuing to serve all his customers whatever they want is a point of "Peter principle".

Stephanie Billen, The Observer, 10th October 2012

The lunchtime invasion by a swarm of schoolchildren leaves devastation in its wake. A new line of confectionery called Fizzy Limbs is the cause of the frenzy. This third episode of the Glasgow corner-shop sitcom is as mad as ever - and very funny. You might need to sharpen your ears for the wide-ranging accents, but it's worth the effort.

Daily Mail, 10th October 2012

Fags, Mags and Bags (Radio 4, Wednesdays) is that sitcom set in a Glasgow corner shop with an Asian proprietor whose capacity for scrapes and misunderstandings is endless. Somebody must love it. It runs to series after series. No sooner have I finished avoiding its repeats in the 6.30pm slot than the jingling signature tune signals a new run in the mornings. If Radio 4 were to bring in a show called The Aagh Factor this would be my first nomination. Perhaps someone to whom it appeals could explain why it never seems to leave the air.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 2nd October 2012

The sitcom set in a Glasgow corner shop returns for a welcome new series, its fifth. Written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, Fags, Mags And Bags is multicultural, without being the least bit worthy or earnest, and it's genuinely funny. In particular, shopkeeper Ramesh (Kohli) is a great comic creation. In the opening episode of this six-part series, the arrival of a new butcher's shop brings strife to the street.

Susan Jeffreys, Daily Mail, 22nd September 2012