Fags, Mags And Bags

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Sitcom set in a Glasgow corner shop.

Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area.

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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not.

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20080626

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop. 1/6: Raising Keenan. Ramesh is keen that young tearaway Keenan has good role models.

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Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

4/6. Build the Titanic

Mrs Muirhead's devotion to the scale model of the Titanic is as doomed as the ship itself.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Derek....Tom Urie

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Mrs Muirhead....Maureen Carr

Janice McGheagy....Gabriel Quigley

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

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More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Sitcom set in a Glasgow corner shop.

Ramesh Mahju has built it up over the course of 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area.

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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not.Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary's Glasgow corner shop sitcom.

Owner Ramesh tackles a young tearaway.

From October 2007.

Corner shop owner Ramesh tackles a young tearaway.

Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary's Glasgow corner shop sitcom.

Ramesh is keen that young tearaway Keenan has good male role models.

His solution is to engineer a meeting with potential suitors for Keenan's mum.

Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary's Glasgow corner shop sitcom. Owner Ramesh tackles a young tearaway. From October 2007.

Corner shop owner Ramesh tackles a young tearaway. From October 2007.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

1/6. Raising Keenan

Ramesh is keen that young tearaway Keenan has good male role models. His solution is to engineer a meeting with potential suitors for Keenan's mum.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Derek....Tom Urie

Keenan....Marjory Hogarth

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Keenan's mum....Leah McCrae

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

0102The De-magowaning Of Ramesh2007100820080703
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Corner shop owner Ramesh has toothache and Sanjay embraces retail.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.

From October 2007.

Ramesh is delighted as he teaches his son Sanjay some of the finer arts of shopkeeping.

But is his eagerness only due to the fact that he wants to borrow his dad's Merc?

Corner shop owner Ramesh has toothache and Sanjay embraces retail. Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary. From October 2007.

Corner shop owner Ramesh has toothache and Sanjay embraces retail. From October 2007.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

2/6. The De-Magowaning of Ramesh

Ramesh is delighted as he teaches his son Sanjay some of the finer arts of shopkeeping. But is his eagerness only due to the fact that he wants to borrow his dad's Merc?

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Derek....Tom Urie

Keenan....Marjory Hogarth

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Keenan's mum....Leah McCrae

Mrs Gerber....Maureen Carr

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

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A new corn and maize-based snack sparks trouble in the corner shop.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.

From October 2007.

The Wall of Crisps welcomes another snack to its ranks.

However, the Chutney Windmills bring more trouble than they are worth.

A new corn and maize-based snack sparks trouble in the corner shop. Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary. From October 2007.

A new corn and maize-based snack sparks trouble in the corner shop. From October 2007.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

3/6. Wall of Crisps

The Wall of Crisps welcomes another snack to its ranks. However, the Chutney Windmills bring more trouble than they are worth.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Derek....Tom Urie

Mrs Kilgour....Marjory Hogarth

Sandy....Gavin Mitchell

Keenan's mum....Leah McCrae

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

0104Build The Titanic2007102220080717
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Corner shop customer Mrs Muirhead's part-work magazine model ship faces stormy waters.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

From October 2007.

Mrs Muirhead's devotion to the scale model of the Titanic is as doomed as the ship itself.

Corner shop customer Mrs Muirhead's part-work magazine model ship faces stormy waters. Stars Sanjeev Kohli. From October 2007.

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Corner shop owner Ramesh concocts a fake religious festival to shift unsold fireworks.

Ramesh concocts a fake religious festival in an attempt to shift the mountain of fireworks he has been unable to sell since Bonfire Night.

Corner shop owner Ramesh concocts a fake religious festival to shift unsold fireworks. Stars Sanjeev Kohli. From October 2007.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

5/6. The Festival of Maltodextrin

Ramesh concocts a fake religious festival in an attempt to shift the mountain of fireworks he has been unable to sell since Bonfire Night.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Derek....Tom Urie

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Mayor....Brian Pettifer

Mrs Bell....Gabriel Quigley

Donalda....Marjory Hogarth

Keenan's Mum....Leah McCrae

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

0106 LASTJanuary February2007110520110725 (BBC7)

The local racists want to put a poster in the corner shop window.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Cameron.

From November 2007.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

The local racists want to put a poster in the corner shop window. Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Cameron. From November 2007.

The local racists want to put a poster in the corner shop window. Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

6/6. January, February

Trouble brews when Ramesh agrees to let a member of the UKRP put a poster up in his shop window, but Ramesh has the last laugh.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Fat Adam....Tom Urie

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Rudolph....David Kay

Keenan....Marjory Hogarth

Keenan's Mum....Leah McCrae

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Barbara Dickson....herself

Directed by Colin Gilbert.

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Trouble brews when Ramesh agrees to let a member of the UKRP put a poster up in his shop window, but Ramesh has the last laugh.

Trouble brews when Ramesh agrees to let a member of the UKRP put a poster up in his shop window, but Ramesh has the last laugh.

The local racists want to put a poster in the corner shop window.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Cameron.

From November 2007.

Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

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Ramesh and Dave come to the rescue after a number of local cats go missing.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

1/6. Beansy, Beansy, Beansy, Beansy, Beansy

Ramesh and Dave come to the rescue after a number of local cats go missing.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Lovely Sue....Julie Wilson Nimmo

Colin the Cobbler....Greg Haiste

Geoff Selkirk....Sean Scanlan

Geoff Muncie....Steven McNicoll

Hilly Bewerdine....Kate Brailsford

Directed by Iain Davidson.

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Ramesh's life is turned upside down after an elderly and despised Aunty turns up uninvited.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

2/6. Skeletor Attack

Ramesh's life is turned upside down when an elderly and despised aunt turns up uninvited.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Aunty Veena....Nina Wadia

Kate....Gabriel Quigley

Joan Begg....Marjory Hogarth

Directed by Iain Davidson.

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Trouble looms for Ramesh as his banter nemesis Tom Skilliter re-appears after 20 years.

Award-winning comedy set in a Scottish corner shop, written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.

Ramesh... Sanjeev Kohli

Dave... Donald McLeary

Alok... Susheel Kumar

Sanjay... Omar Raza

Father Henderson... Gerard Kelly

Ted... Gavin Mitchell

Tom Skilliter... Tom Urie

Joan Begg... Marjory Hogarth

Director: Iain Davidson

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Trouble looms for Ramesh as his nemesis Tom Skilliter reappears after 20 years.

Trouble looms for Ramesh as his nemesis Tom Skilliter reappears after 20 years.

Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

3/6. Rameshtonite

Trouble looms for Ramesh as his nemesis Tom Skilliter reappears after 20 years.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Alok....Kayvan Novak

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Tom Skilliter....Tom Urie

Joan Begg....Marjory Hogarth

Directed by Iain Davidson.

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Lenzie turns feral after Ramesh inadvertantly sells locals cards with abusive messages.

Comedy set in a Scottish corner shop. Lenzie turns feral after Ramesh inadvertantly sells locals cards with abusive messages.

Written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary.

Ramesh... Sanjeev Kohli

Dave... Donald McLeary

Alok... Susheel Kumar

Sanjay... Omar Raza

Father Henderson... Gerard Kelly

Michael the Copper... Jordan Young

Ted... Gavin Mitchell

Janet... Maureen Carr

Gillian... Michele Gallagher

Director: Iain Davidson

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit Production for BBC Radio 4.

Lenzie turns feral after Ramesh sells cards with abusive messages to the locals.

0205Cousin Wacko20081212

Ramesh's nephew arrives from India, complete with impressive shopkeeping skills, much to Alok's disgust.

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Tensions run high as Ramesh gears up for the Shopkeeper of the Year award.

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Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

Sanjay finds a girlfriend and embraces the arts, much to Ramesh and Dave's amusement.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Kayla....Eleanor Bird

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Keenan's Mum....Maureen Carr

Mrs Gibb....Marjory Hogarth

Mr Hepworth....Tom Urie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

0302Mr Majhu Goes To Lenzie2010021720110906
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Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

Ramesh inadvertently enters the murky world of Lenzie politics.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Bob Shandy MP....Ron Donachie

Guthrie....Tom Urie

Mrs Gibb....Marjory Hogarth

Mutton Jeff....Sean Scanlan

Jeff....Steven McNicol

Hilly....Kate Brailsford

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

The fine eco-balance of the shop is thrown into chaos when Ramesh installs a slush machine.

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Keith Futures....Greg McHugh

Khan Noonien....Mani Sumal

Mrs Gibb....Marjory Hogarth

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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Dave is thrown into turmoil after an old school friend appears in the shop.

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave - Donald McLeary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Father Henderson - Gerard Kelly

Ted - Gavin Mitchell

Michael Binfield - Sylvester McCoy

Mrs Armstrong - Maureen Carr

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Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns to the airwaves of Radio 4 with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli - 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This series features guest appearances from Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor Who) and Ron Donachie (Titanic).

In this episode the future of the shop's much loved Wall of Crisps comes under threat after someone from the EU visits the shop. The wall is contravening European Crisp regulations by stocking corn and maize based snacks alongside potato based 'crisps' and has to be dismantled which causes outrage amongst the Lenzidens.

Cast:

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kohli

Dave....Donald Mcleary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Mutton Jeff....Sean Scanlan

Jeff Etc....Steven McNicoll

Hilly....Kate Brailsford

Mr Hepworth....Tom Urie

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

The future of the shop's much-loved Wall of Crisps comes under threat from the EU.

In this episode the future of the shop's much loved Wall of Crisps comes under threat after someone from the EU visits the shop.

The wall is contravening European Crisp regulations by stocking corn and maize based snacks alongside potato based 'crisps' and has to be dismantled which causes outrage amongst the Lenzidens.

0306 LASTThe Fall Of Phallon And The Rise Of Bugatox2010031720111004
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The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns to the airwaves of Radio 4 with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Originally broadcast in February 2010, this series 3 repeat enjoys a run in the 6.30pm comedy slot.

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This series features guest appearances from Sylvester McCoy (7th Doctor Who) and Ron Donachie (Titanic).

In this episode: Ramesh takes it upon himself to reunite a local couple who've split up, and he has to get busy after the latest kids toy craze sweeps Lenzie.

Cast:

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kohli

Dave....Donald Mcleary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

Ted....Gavin Mitchell

Gay Alan....Tom Urie

Phil....Stewart Cairns

Mrs Gibb....Marjory Hogarth

Keenan....Max Merrill

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Ramesh takes it upon himself to reunite a local couple who have split up.

Ramesh takes it upon himself to reunite a local couple who've split up, and he has to get busy after the latest kids toy craze sweeps Lenzie.

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The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

This series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this opening episode Ramesh and his son Alok go head to head as they enter a competition to design a new sweetie favourite. Will the old wise head see off the challenge from the young pretender to the corner shop crown?

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kohli

Dave....Donald Mcleary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Mrs Begg....Marjory Hogarth

Keith Futures....Greg McHugh

Hilly....Kate Brailsford

Mrs Armstrong....Maureen Carr

Keenan....Max Merrill

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Ramesh and Alok go head to head in a sweetie design competition.

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli - 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this opening episode Ramesh and his son Alok go head to head as they enter a competition to design a new sweetie favourite. Will the old wise head see off the challenge from the young pretender to the corner shop crown?

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh....Sanjeez Kolhi

Dave....Donald McLeary

Sanjay....Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Mrs Begg....Marjory Hogarth

Keith Futures....Greg McHugh

Hilly....Kate Brailsford

Mrs Armstrong....Maureen Carr

Keenan....Max Merrill

Prodcuer/Director: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Ramesh and Alok go head to head in a sweetie design competition.

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The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli. 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this episode Alok announces his sudden engagement to Siddiqua, the daughter of the local Pennywise empire and shop rival to Ramesh. So is it love that is driving Alok, or the promise of a gadget filled backshop?

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave - Donald McLeary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

Keith Futures - Greg McHugh

Siddiqua - Debbie Welsh

Shahid Mirza - Mani Sumal

Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Alok announces his engagement to the daughter of a successful rival shop owner.

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli. 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this episode Alok announces his sudden engagement to Siddiqua, the daughter of the local Pennywise empire and shop rival to Ramesh. So is it love that is driving Alok, or the promise of a gadget filled backshop?

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave - Donald McLeary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

Keith Futures - Greg McHugh

Siddiqua - Debbie Welsh

Shahid Mirza - Mani Sumal

Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Alok announces his engagement to the daughter of a successful rival shop owner.

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The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

In this episode Sanjay goes on work experience at the local paper, The Lenzie Trumpet, and ends up writing the problem page which spells disaster for Ramesh and his loyal customers.

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

Dave - Donald Mcleary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok....Susheel Kumar

Keith Futures....Greg McHugh

Hilly - Kate Brailsford

Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

Mutton Jeff - Sean Scanlan

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Sanjay causes chaos in Lenzie when he starts work experience at the local paper.

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

Ramesh: Sanjeev Kolhi

Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

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The local traders are in revolt after a rowdy party shop opens in Lenzie.

The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags and Bags' returns with a 4th series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli 'Fags, Mags and Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with the show also collecting a Sony nomination and a Writers' Guild award in 2008. This brand new series sees a crop of new shop regulars, and some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Mina Anwar and Kevin Eldon.

In this episode a rowdy party shop run by an unfriendly sort causes havoc amongst the local traders association after a number of undesirables descend on the town.

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Cast:

Ramesh: Sanjeev Kolhi

Dave: Donald McLeary

Sanjay: Omar Raza

Alok: Susheel Kumar

Peggy: Kate Donnelly

Mrs Begg: Marj Hogarth

Hilly: Kate Brailsford

Lovely Sue: Julie Wilson Nimmo

Mutton Jeff: Sean Scanlan

Bra Jeff: Steven McNicol

Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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The new dance craze of Ayabassa sweeps Lenzie and Dave finds a new friend.

More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli, Fags, Mags and Bags has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

In this episode, which guest stars Kevin Eldon, the new dance craze Ayabassa sweeps the town. Meanwhile Dave finds a new friend in the shape of the local doctor which puts Ramesh's nose out.

So 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 up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

He 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 of course there are Ramesh's sons, Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. But they are natural successors to the business and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

Dave - Donald Mcleary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Dr Southwell - Kevin Eldon

Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

Mrs Armstrong - Maureen Carr

Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

Bra Jeff - Steven McNicol

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

In this episode the new dance craze Ayabassa sweeps the town, meanwhile Dave finds a new friend in the shape of the local doctor Dr Southwell (played by Kevin Eldon) which puts Ramesh's nose out.

So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

Mrs Begg: Marj Hogarth

Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

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More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli, Fags, Mags and Bags has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

In this episode Dave and the boys are busily organising a surprise 50th birthday party for Ramesh, but will Sanjay manage to keep his trap closed long enough without spilling the beans before the big day.

So 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 up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

He 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 of course there are Ramesh's sons, Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. But they are natural successors to the business and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

Dave - Donald Mcleary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Dr Southwell - Kevin Eldon

Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

Mrs Armstrong - Maureen Carr

Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

Bra Jeff - Steven McNicol

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli, Fags, Mags and Bags has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

In this episode Dave and the boys are busily organising a surprise 50th birthday party for Ramesh, but will Sanjay manage to keep his trap closed long enough without spilling the beans before the big day.

So 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 up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

He 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 of course there are Ramesh's sons, Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. But they are natural successors to the business and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

Cast:

Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

Dave - Donald Mcleary

Sanjay - Omar Raza

Alok - Susheel Kumar

Dr Southwell - Kevin Eldon

Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

Mrs Armstrong - Maureen Carr

Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

Bra Jeff - Steven McNicol

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

Dave and the boys organise a surprise 50th birthday for Ramesh.

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In this episode Dave and the boys are busily organising a surprise 50th birthday party for Ramesh, but will Sanjay manage to keep his trap closed long enough without spilling the beans before the big day.

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    more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of ramesh mahju and his trusty sidekick dave.

    written by and starring donald mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, fags, mags and bags has proved a hit with the radio 4 audience with this series picking up a writers' guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

    in this episode dave and the boys are busily organising a surprise 50th birthday party for ramesh, but will sanjay manage to keep his trap closed long enough without spilling the beans before the big day.

    so 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 up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. however, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

    he 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 of course there are ramesh's sons, sanjay and alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. but they are natural successors to the business and ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

    cast:

    ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    dave - donald mcleary

    sanjay - omar raza

    alok - susheel kumar

    dr southwell - Kevin Eldon

    mrs begg - marjory hogarth

    mrs armstrong - Maureen Carr

    lovely sue - julie wilson nimmo

    bra jeff - steven mcnicol

    producer: Gus Beattie

    a comedy unit production for bbc radio 4

    dave and the boys organise a surprise 50th birthday for ramesh

    More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Written by and starring Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli, Fags, Mags and Bags has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

    In this episode Dave and the boys are busily organising a surprise 50th birthday party for Ramesh, but will Sanjay manage to keep his trap closed long enough without spilling the beans before the big day.

    So 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 up the business over the course of thirty years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life.

    He 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 of course there are Ramesh's sons, Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping. But they are natural successors to the business and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them - whether they like it or not.

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Dr Southwell - Kevin Eldon

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    Mrs Armstrong - Maureen Carr

    Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

    Bra Jeff - Steven McNicol

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    Dave and the boys organise a surprise 50th birthday for Ramesh.

    So 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 30 years, and is a firmly entrenched feature of 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 of course 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, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    Ramesh: Sanjeev Kolhi

    Keith Futures: Greg McHugh

    Malcolm: Mina Anwar

    Alan: Tom Urie

    Phil: Stewart Cairns

    Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

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    More shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. The staff of Fags, Mags and Bags continue 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 the business up over 30 years and loves the art of the shop. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    In this episode, new shop regular Mrs Birkett goes head to head with Lovely Sue as they both enter their cat in the Catticus Cat of the Year competition. Meanwhile, Sanjay and Alok start making music with their new cool friend Grebo, who goes by the rapping name of Carnaptious Scroosh.

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    The hit Radio 4 series Fags, Mags and Bags returns for a fifth series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the previous series picked up a Writers Guild nomination for best comedy and this new run sees a return of all the shop regular characters as well as some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Julie T Wallace, Barry Howard and Sean Biggestaff.

    The staff of Fags, Mags and Bags continue 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 the business up over 30 years and loves the art of the shop. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Grebo - Sean Biggerstaff

    Mrs Birkett - Stewart Cairns

    Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    A Comdey Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    Mrs Birkett locks horns with Lovely Sue, while Alok and Sanjay find a new cool friend.

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    More shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    The staff of Fags, Mags and Bags continue 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 the business up over 30 years and loves the art of the shop. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    In this episode, Dave embraces internet dating and gets close to someone who is passing themselves off as 80s rock goddess Bonnie Tyler. Meanwhile Ramesh has a wobble about his Meat Loaf date with Malcolm as it falls on a delicate family anniversary.

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    The hit Radio 4 series Fags, Mags and Bags returns for a fifth series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the previous series picked up a Writers Guild nomination for best comedy and this new run sees a return of all the shop regular characters as well as some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Julie T Wallace, Barry Howard and Sean Biggestaff.

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Malcolm - Mina Anwar

    Mrs Birkett - Stewart Cairns

    Keith Futures - Gavin Mitchell

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    Dave embraces internet dating while Ramesh has a wobble over his Meat Loaf date.

    Dave starts chatting online and Ramesh has a wobble about an upcoming date.

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    Ramesh decides it is time to ponder retirement from the corner shop game.

    Fifth series of the hit Radio 4 series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    The staff of Fags, Mags and Bags continue 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 the business up over 30 years and loves the art of the shop. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    In this final episode of the series, Ramesh decides it's time to ponder retirement from the corner shop game, but has to decide who will carry on his shop legacy and take over the Fags, Mags and Bags empire.

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Fifth series of the hit Radio 4 series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    The staff of Fags, Mags and Bags continue 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 the business up over 30 years and loves the art of the shop. However, he does apply the "low return" rules of the shop to all other aspects of his life. Then there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not keen on the old school approach to shopkeeping, but Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom onto them whether they like it or not!

    In this final episode of the series, Ramesh decides it's time to ponder retirement from the corner shop game, but has to decide who will carry on his shop legacy and take over the Fags, Mags and Bags empire.

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    The hit Radio 4 series Fags, Mags and Bags returns for a fifth series, with more shop-based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the previous series picked up a Writers Guild nomination for best comedy and this new run sees a return of all the shop regular characters as well as some guest appearances along the way from the likes of Julie T Wallace, Barry Howard and Sean Biggestaff.

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Mr Hepworth - Tom Urie

    Hilly - Kate Brailsford

    Bras Jeff - Steven McNicol

    Mutton Jeff - Sean Scanlan

    Ramesh decides it is time to ponder retirement from the corner shop game.

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    The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

    In this first episode, Ramesh's girlfriend Malcolm has opened up Lenzie's first foodbank to help the local needy. However, the patrons appear to be quite pernickety about what's on offer, and a debate opens up about who is actually eligible to use the foodbank, causing tension amongst the Lenzidens.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

    In this episode, tempers are frayed as Lovely Sue and Mrs Birkett set up competing choirs for The West of Scotland community choir-off, and Sanjay and his mate Grebo make Mrs Begg an internet star.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

    In this episode, Ramesh enrols the local community to raise funds to help Keenan realise his ambition of playing in a badminton tournament in Frankfurt. Keenan intends to fly the flag for Lenzie and Scotland, and Keenan's Mum is eyeing up being the new Judy Murray.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

    In this episode, the Wall of Crisps is rocked by a political scandal as the placement of bags in the wall of a new range of Scottish political crisps is hotly debated - namely the Prawn Sturgeons, Easy Cheesy Davidsons, Chicken and Chorizo Dugdales, Goats Cheese and Heritage Tomato Harvies, and Fiery Hot Chipotle Rennies.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    The hit series returns for a sixth series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Julia Deakin and Mina Anwar.

    In this episode, Malcolm and Ramesh's relationship steps up a gear, and Dave dips his toes into the delight of online dating apps.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

    In this opening episode, we pick up on Dave's relationship with his best friend Lesley (Simon Greenall). Does Dave see a future in the friendship, and what does Lenzie think of his blossoming bromance?

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Local psychic Keith Futures has trouble finding a buyer for his Komodo Dragon.

    The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

    In this episode, local psychic and futurologist Keith Futures (Greg McHugh) finds it hard to find a buyer for his Kimodo Dragon. Meanwhile, Mrs Birkett mourns the passing of her beloved cat, Biscuits.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Alok's famous former school friend returns to Lenzie for a visit.

    The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

    In this episode, Alok's former best friend at school returns to Lenzie to host a film audition. Fraser Linlithgow (Sean Biggerstaff) is now a big hit in Hollywood, and Alok is keen to cash in on his fame.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Cast:
    Ramesh: Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave: Donald Mcleary
    Sanjay: Omar Raza
    Alok: Susheel Kumar
    Fraser Linlithgow: Sean Biggerstaff
    Bishop Briggs: Michael Redmond
    Mr Hepworth: Tom Urie
    Paella Fieldings: Kate Brailsford.

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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    Malcolm surprises Ramesh by announcing she wants to become a Foster carer.

    The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

    In the final episode of the series, Malcolm surprises Ramesh by announcing she wants to become a Foster carer.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    Malcolm surprises Ramesh by announcing she wants to become a Foster carer.

    The hit series returns for a seventh series with more shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave. Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags and Bags sees a return of all the shop regular characters, and some guest appearances along the way, from the likes of Sean Biggerstaff, Mina Anwar, Greg McHugh and Simon Greenall.

    In the final episode of the series, Malcolm surprises Ramesh by announcing she wants to become a Foster carer.

    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. He is joined by his shop sidekick, Dave.

    Then of course 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!

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.