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.

Episodes

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0101Raising Keenan2007100120080626
20100316 (BBC7)
20100321 (BBC7)
20100322 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
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.

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.

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.

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.

0102The De-magowaning Of Ramesh2007100820080703
20100323 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
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.

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. Stars Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary. From October 2007.

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

0103Wall Of Crisps2007101520080710
20100330 (BBC7)
20110704 (BBC7)
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.

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. 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.

0104Build The Titanic2007102220080717
20100406 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
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.

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

Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

From October 2007.

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

0105The Festival Of Maltodextrin2007102920080724
20100413 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)
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.

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

Stars Sanjeev Kohli.

From October 2007.

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

0106 LASTJanuary, February2007110520080731
20110725 (BBC7)
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.

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.

0201Beansy, Beansy, Beansy, Beansy, Beansy2008111420100622Ramesh 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....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.

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. This 2nd series sees guest appearances from Nina Wadia, currently starring in Eastenders, and even Sanjeev's brother Hardeep Singh Kohli making an appearance in one episode as a fellow shop owner. Gerard Kelly also reprises his role as Father Henderson.

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.

Ramesh... Sanjeev Kohli

Alok... Susheel Kumar

Director: Iain Davidson

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

0202Skeletor Attack2008112120100629Ramesh'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.

0203Rameshtonite2008112820100706Trouble 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.

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.

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

Director: Iain Davidson

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

3/6. Rameshtonite

0204All The Best2008120520100713Lenzie 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 Wacko20081212Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

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

Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

  • alok....kayvan novak

  • dave....donald mcleary

  • father henderson....gerard kelly

  • gordon....tom urie

  • joan begg....marjory hogarth

    directed by iain davidson

  • narinder....hardeep singh kohli

  • sanjay....omar raza

  • ted....gavin mitchell

  • 0206 LASTConfectionary Mcenroe2008121920100720Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

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

    Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

  • alok....kayvan novak

  • dave....donald mcleary

  • father henderson....gerard kelly

  • keenan's mum....michele gallagher

    directed by iain davidson

  • mr finegan....tom urie

  • mrs armstrong....maureen carr

  • sanjay....omar raza

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    ted....gavin mitchell

    comedy set in a scottish corner shop. tensions run high as ramesh gears up for the shopkeeper of the year award.

    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

    mrs armstrong... maureen carr

    mr finegan... tom urie

    elton... manjot sumal

    director: iain davidson

    producer: gus beattie

    a comedy unit production for bbc radio 4.

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  • 0301Jack Black's Black Jacks2010021020110830
    20110906 (BBC7)
    20130528 (BBC7)
    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
    20110913 (BBC7)
    20130604 (BBC7)
    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.

    0303The Wrath Of Khan2010022420110913
    20110920 (BBC7)
    20130611 (BBC7)
    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.

    0304The Lenzie Splicer2010030320110920
    20110927 (BBC7)
    20130618 (BBC7)
    Dave is thrown into turmoil after an old school friend appears in the shop.

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

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    0305Bacon Punctuation2010031020110927
    20111004 (BBC7)
    20130625 (BBC7)
    Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

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

    Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

    Dave....Donald McLeary

    Sanjay....Omar Raza

    Alok....Susheel Kumar

    Father Henderson....Gerard Kelly

    Ted....Gavin Mitchell

    Mutton Jeff....Sean Scanlan

    Jeff....Steven McNicol

    Hilly....Kate Brailsford

    Mr Hepworth....Tom Urie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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

    Jeff Etc....Steven McNicoll

    Producer: Gus Beattie

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

    0306 LASTThe Fall Of Phallon And The Rise Of Bugatox2010031720111004
    20111011 (BBC7)
    20130702 (BBC7)
    Sitcom written by and starring Sanjeev Kohli and Donald McLeary, set in a Glasgow corner shop.

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

    Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

    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

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    0401Foam Wizards2011040420120726
    20120802 (BBC7)
    20140729 (BBC7)
    20160111 (BBC7)
    Ramesh and his son Alok compete to design a sweetie.

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

    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 & 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 & Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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....Sanjeez Kolhi

    Prodcuer/Director: Gus Beattie

    0402Magical Mister Murgatroyd2011041120120802
    20120809 (BBC7)
    20140805 (BBC7)
    20160118 (BBC7)
    Alok gets engaged to the daughter of a successful rival shop owner.

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

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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.

    0403The Bewerdine Spectrum2011040820160125 (BBC7)Sanjay causes chaos in Lenzie when he starts work experience at the local paper.

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

    0403The Bewerdine Spectrum2011041820120809
    20120816 (BBC7)
    20140812 (BBC7)
    20160125 (BBC7)
    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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 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 Kolhi

    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/Director: 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 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.

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & Bags' has proved a hit with the Radio 4 audience with this series picking up a Writers' Guild nomination for best comedy in 2011.

    0404Evil Narbara2011042520120816
    20120823 (BBC7)
    20140819 (BBC7)
    20160201 (BBC7)
    The local traders are in revolt after a rowdy party shop opens in Lenzie.

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

    The hit Radio 4 series 'Fags, Mags & 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 & 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.

    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.

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    A new dance craze sweeps Lenzie, and Dave finds a new friend.

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

    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!

    Cast:

    Ramesh....Sanjeev Kolhi

    Dave: Donald McLeary

    Sanjay: Omar Raza

    Alok: Susheel Kumar

    Dr Southwell: Kevin Eldon

    Mrs Begg: Marj Hogarth

    Mrs Armstrong: Maureen Carr

    Lovely Sue: Julie Wilson Nimmo

    Bra Jeff: Steven McNicol

    Producer/Director: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

    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 & 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.

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    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.

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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 & 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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  • malcolm: Mina Anwar
  • phil: Stewart Cairns

    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

    sitcom written by sanjeev kohli and donald mcleary, set in a glasgow corner shop

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    The arrival of a new butcher's shop causes strife in the traders' community.

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

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

    The careful eco-balance of shop is under threat when a new butcher (played by Barry Howard) sets up shop in Lenzie with a dazzling array of award winning sausages and forthright chat. The current butcher incumbent, Mutton Jeff (played by Sean Scanlan), is particularly upset that his chop empire is under threat and calls upon Ramesh and the Lenzie Local Retail Traders Association to put a stop it.

    The staff of 'Fags, Mags and Bags' are on a tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has lovingly built the business up over the course of 30 years, and is ably assisted by his sidekick Dave. But 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 so Ramesh is keen to pass them all his worldly wisdom whether they like it or not.

    Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    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!

    In this opening episode, the delicate retail eco-balance is under threat when a new butcher sets up shop in Lenzie with a dazzling array of award winning sausages and forthright chat. The current butcher incumbent, Mutton Jeff is particularly upset that his chop empire is under threat and calls upon Ramesh and the local traders to put a stop to it.

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Frank Butcher - Barry Howard

    Archibald Sibbald - Tom Urie

    Mutton Jeff - Sean Scanlan

    Bras Jeff - Steven McNicol

    Hilly - Kate Brailsford

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    The arrival of a new butcher's shop causes strife in the traders' community.

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    The new priest in Lenzie, Father Green, is under scrutiny from the bishop.

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

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

    The arrival of new priest Father Neil Green (Andrew O'Neill) receives mixed views from the Lenzidens, with his prog rock-esque approach to Christianity. His flowing cape, Stetson and general Whitesnake demeanour catches the attention of The Bishop (Michael Redmond) and he sets out to see how the locals are taking to him.

    The staff of 'Fags, Mags and Bags' are on a tireless quest to bring nice-price custard creams and cans of coke with Arabic writing on them to an ungrateful nation. Ramesh Mahju has lovingly built the business up over the course of 30 years, and is ably assisted by his sidekick Dave. But 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 so Ramesh is keen to pass them all his worldly wisdom whether they like it or not.

    Written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Cast:

    Ramesh:....Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave:....Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay:....Omar Raza

    Alok:....Susheel Kumar

    Father Neil Green:....Andrew O'Neill

    The Bishop:....Michael Redmond

    Alan:....Tom Urie

    Phil:....Stewart Cairns

    Keith Futures:....Gavin Mitchell

    Produced by 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!

    In Episode Two, the arrival of new priest Father Neil Green (Andrew O'Neill) receives mixed reaction from the Lenzidens, with his prog rock-esque approach to Christianity. His flowing cape, stetson and general Whitesnake demeanour catches the attention of The Bishop (Michael Redmond) and he sets out to gauge opinion from the locals.

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    Local headmistress Mrs Temple tackles Ramesh over a new range of sweets.

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

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

    In this episode, the new sweetie craze of "Fizzy Limbs" has Fags, Mags and Bags rocking every lunchtime with rampaging kids. Local headmistress Mrs Temple (Julie T Wallace) confronts Ramesh about stocking them as she feels it's affecting the children's behaviour. But are such matter Ramesh's concern?

    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".

    Produced by 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!

    In Episode Three, the new sweetie craze of Fizzy Limbs has Fags, Mags and Bags rocking every lunchtime with rampaging kids. Local headmistress Mrs Temple (Julie T Wallace) confronts Ramesh about stocking them as she feels it's affecting the children's behaviour. But are such matters Ramesh's concern?

    Cast:

    Ramesh - Sanjeev Kohli

    Dave - Donald Mcleary

    Sanjay - Omar Raza

    Alok - Susheel Kumar

    Mrs Temple - Julie T Wallace

    Lovely Sue - Julie Wilson Nimmo

    Mrs Begg - Marjory Hogarth

    Hilly - Kate Brailsford

    Bras Jeff - Steven McNicol.

    A Comdey Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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    Ramesh's girlfriend opens a food bank in Lenzie, but she has got competition.

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

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

    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 & 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.

    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.

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

    Ramesh's girlfriend Malcolm has opened up Lenzie's first food bank 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 food bank, causing tension amongst the Lenzidens.

    More Scots-Asian corner shop shenanigans written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    The staff are back for 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.

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald McLeary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Malcolm.... Mina Anwar
    Janice Littbarski.... Julia Deakin
    Bishop Briggs.... Michael Redmond
    Mrs Birkett.... Stewart Cairns
    Mr Hepworth.... Tom Urie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2016.

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    A church-organised community choir-off results in a Fifa-esque bribery scandal.

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

    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 & 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.

    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.

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

    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.

    More Scots-Asian corner shop shenanigans written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    The staff are back for 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.

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald Mcleary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Lovely Sue.... Julie Wilson Nimmo
    Mrs Birkett.... Stewart Cairns
    Bishop Briggs.... Michael Redmond
    Mrs Begg.... Marjory Hogarth
    Grebo.... Manjot Sumal
    Terry Wogan.... Lewis Macleod
    Duncan Norvelle.... Lewis Macleod

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in April 2016.

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    Ramesh enrols the community to help raise money for a local sporting star.

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

    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 & 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.

    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.

    A sixth series of 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.

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    The Wall of Crisps is rocked by an unwitting political scandal.

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

    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 & 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.

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

    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.

    Series 6 of the hit 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.

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    Local butcher Mutton Jeff arranges a date, but his vocation proves to be a problem.

    The staff are back for 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!

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald McLeary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Mutton Jeff.... Sean Scanlan
    Candida.... Barbara Rafferty
    Mrs Birkett.... Stewart Cairns
    Bra Jeff.... Steven McNicoll
    Hilly.... Kate Brailsford
    Bishop Briggs.... Michael Redmond

    Producer: Gus Beattie

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

    Local butcher Mutton Jeff arranges a date, but his vocation proves a problem.

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

    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.

    Written by Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli

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

    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.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning Fags, Mags & 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.

    Malcolm and Ramesh's relationship steps up a gear, and Dave explores online dating apps.

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

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

    The staff are back for 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.

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald McLeary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Malcolm.... Mina Anwar
    Hilly.... Kate Brailsford
    Mrs Birkett.... Stewart Cairns

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

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

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

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the award winning series returns with all the shop regular characters, and 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. 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 shop-keeping, 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 and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald McLeary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Malcolm.... Mina Anwar
    Lesley.... Simon Greenall
    Bra Jeff.... Steven McNicol
    Hilly.... Kate Brailsford

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

    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 & 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?

    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.

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

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

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions
    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in August 2017.

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    Local psychic and futurologist Keith Futures finds it hard to find a buyer for his Kimodo Dragon. Meanwhile, Mrs Birkett mourns the passing of her beloved cat, Biscuits.

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

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the staff 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 it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area.

    Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shop-keeping, 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 and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    Ramesh.... Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave.... Donald McLeary
    Sanjay.... Omar Raza
    Alok.... Susheel Kumar
    Keith Futures.... Greg McHugh
    Mrs Birkett.... Stewart Cairns
    Bishop Briggs.... Michael Redmond
    Hilly.... Kate Brailsford
    Mrs Armstrong.... Maureen Carr

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in September 2017.

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

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

    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 & 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.

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

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

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

    A seventh series of the hit comedy 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.

    Producer: Gus Beattie for Gusman Productions

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

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

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner shop, the staff 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 it up over the course of over 30 years and is a firmly entrenched, friendly presence in the local area.

    Then of course there are Ramesh's sons Sanjay and Alok, both surly and not particularly keen on the old school approach to shop-keeping, 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 and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli.

    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, first broadcast in September 2017.

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

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

    Seventh series of the hit comedy 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 & 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!

    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, first broadcast in September 2017.

    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.

    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.

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

    Seventh series of the hit comedy 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 & 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.

    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, first broadcast in September 2017.

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

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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 & 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.

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

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

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2017.

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    In this episode, Ramesh discovers to his horror than Sanjay hasn't been entirely truthful about his college education after The Bish (played by Michael Redmond) spots him busking in East Kilbride.

    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.

    Sanjay has not been entirely truthful with Ramesh about his college education.

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

    The hit series returns for an eighth 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 Moray Hunter, Lorraine McIntosh & Mina Amwar.

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

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

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    The hit series returns for an eighth 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 Moray Hunter, Lorraine McIntosh & Mina Amwar.

    In this episode, Ramesh gets his fiancé Malcolm jealous when it's revealed that the Cash and Carry promotions manager, Helena (played by Lorraine McIntosh), fancies him.

    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.

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

    The hit series returns for an eighth 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 Moray Hunter, Lorraine McIntosh & Mina Amwar.

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

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    In this episode, Mrs Birkett raises suspicions about the source of a lurgy outbreak in Lenzie and starts to point an accusing finger at Hilly.

    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!

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    In this episode, the local Provost for Lenzie - played by Moray Hunter - needs help to raise funds to create a tourist attraction for the town.

    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
    Malcolm....Mina Anwar
    Provost....Moray Hunter
    Lovely Sue....Julie Wilson Nimmo
    Hilly....Marj Hogarth
    Mrs Armstrong....Maureen Carr

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

    Sitcom written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary, set in a Glasgow corner shop

    The hit series returns for an eighth 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 Moray Hunter, Lorraine McIntosh & Mina Amwar.

    In this episode, the local Provost for Lenzie - played by Moray Hunter - needs help to raise funds to create a tourist attraction for the town.

    Cast:
    Ramesh....Sanjeev Kohli
    Dave....Donald Mcleary
    Sanjay....Omar Raza
    Alok....Susheel Kumar
    Malcolm....Mina Anwar
    Provost....Moray Hunter
    Lovely Sue....Julie Wilson Nimmo
    Hilly....Marj Hogarth
    Mrs Armstrong....Maureen Carr

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

    090120200619Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

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

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner and written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags returns for a 9th series with all the regular characters and some guest appearances along the way.

    In this episode, Ramesh is delighted that the new Lenzie House Of Wax is proving a hit as stock has been flying off the shelves. But not everyone is happy with the number of visitors to the town.

    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
    Thin Elizabeth: Maureen Carr
    Hilly: Kate Brailsford
    Bishop Briggs: Michael Redmond
    Bra Jeff: Steven McNicol
    Angusina Comer: Gavin Mitchell

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

    090220200626More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner and written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags returns for a 9th series with all the regular characters and some guest appearances along the way.

    In this episode Ramesh gets jealous after his fiancé Malcolm gets closer to Lenzie's new Hipster butcher, Nathan Laser (played by Gavin Mitchell) after he sponsors her new Women’s football team.

    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
    Malcolm: Mina Anwar
    Hilly: Kate Brailsford
    Nathan Laser: Gavin Mitchell
    Thin Elizabeth: Maureen Carr
    Bishop Briggs: Michael Redmond

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

    090320200703More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner and written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags returns for a 9th series with all the regular characters and some guest appearances along the way.

    In this episode, Dave introduces his new girlfriend, Margot. Love is in the air, but not everyone is convinced by her motives after it’s revealed they met on a Moving Alan fan website.

    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
    Bishop Briggs: Michael Redmond
    Hilly: Kate Brailsford
    Mrs Armstrong: Maureen Carr
    Margot: Gabriel Quigley

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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

    0904 LAST20200710More shop based shenanigans and over the counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick Dave.

    Set in a Scots-Asian corner and written by and starring Donald Mcleary and Sanjeev Kohli, the award winning Fags, Mags & Bags returns for a 9th series with all the regular characters and some guest appearances along the way.

    In this episode, Ramesh and Malcolm’s wedding day plans upset a few people, including Sanjay who wants to perform at the reception with his new horrible band.

    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
    Malcolm. Mina Anwar
    Hilly: Kate Brailsford
    Bishop Briggs: Michael Redmond
    Cambus: Maureen Carr

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

    Comedy set in a Scots-Asian corner shop. Written by Sanjeev Kohli and Donald Mcleary.

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