Meet The Magoons. Image shows from L to R: Surjit (Sanjeev Kohli), Paul (Paul Sharma), Hamish (Hardeep Singh Kohli), Nitin (Nitin Ganatra). Copyright: IWC Media.

Meet The Magoons

Channel 4 sitcom about a Glasgow curry house. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2002 - 2005. Stars Nitin Ganatra, Paul Sharma, Sanjeev Kohli, Hardeep Singh Kohli and others.

Meet the Magoons

Meet The Magoons is a comedy written and directed by Hardeep Singh Kohli. He stars in the show alongside his brother Sanjeev Kohli, plus Nitin Ganatra and Paul Sharma.

The comedy first came to life as a Comedy Lab pilot in 2002, before becoming a full series in 2005.

Meet The Magoons is the story of a group of mates for whom ketchup, chaos, country slices, tandooris, turbans and transvestites are all in a day's work. The action is set around The Spice, a Punjabi curry house in Glasgow, where the day-to-day running of the business comes second to the cock-ups and cover-ups of the Magoons. If they're not encountering drug-smuggling samosa suppliers, they're being busted by an all-female police hit squad!

'Manager man' Nitin (Ganatra) is the hapless Magoon, forever trying to prove his managerial prowess but constantly letting his Dad down with his skill for "f'ing about". Paul (Sharma) is the "Welsh waiter" who infuriates Nitin by being everything Nitin's dad wishes Nitin was. Surjit (Sanjeev Kohli) is the most chilled out of the Magoons, with a fondness for colourful shirts and long anecdotes told in a style some would call relaxed, most would call dull. Then there's Hamish (Hardeep Singh Kohli), the King of Trivia, specialising in pop and the eighties, which proves to be a valuable asset in many a Magoon crisis.

Watched over by Nitin's stetson-wearing, line-dancing dad (Vincent Ebrahim) and Alan the Chef (Moray Hunter), the Magoons fill their days with talking rubbish concealing their assorted mishaps, and generally trying to surf an increasing wave of chaos.

Published: Monday 1st August 2005