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Publisher's Summary

First broadcast in 2007, Fags, Mags and Bags delivers shop-based shenanigans and over-the-counter philosophy, courtesy of Ramesh Mahju and his trusty sidekick, Dave.

Ramesh has built his shop up over the course of 30 years, and it is a firmly entrenched feature of the local area. He is ably assisted by Dave, a 40-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. However, they are the natural successors to the business, and Ramesh is keen to pass all his worldly wisdom on to them - whether they like it or not....

Series 1: Raising Keenan, The De-Magowaning of Ramesh, Wall of Crisps, Build the Titanic, The Festival of Maltodextrin, January February.

Series 2: Beansy, Beansy, Beasny, Beansy, Beansy, Skeletor Attack, Rameshtonite, All the Best, Cousin Wacko, Confectionary McEnroe.

Series 3: Jack Black's Black Jacks, Mr Majhu Goes to Lenzie, The Wrath of Khan, The Lenzie Splicer, Bacon Punctuation, The Fall of Phallon and the Rise of Bugatox.

Series 4: Foam Wizards, Magical Mister Murgatroyd, The Bewerdine Spectrum, Evil Nabarra, Ayabassa Alan, John Craven's Fjallraven.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fags, Mags, and Bags: Series 1-4?
An ongoing dialogue and series of events regarding an inflammatory poster in the shop window was not only incredibly funny but also poignant. I think I would enjoy anything produced by these actors.

Any additional comments?
Listening to this evokes the sense of "being there", for lack of a better phrase. The banter is lively and incredibly funny, whether the topic is serious or ludicrous. It really offers such a uniquely entertaining experience that I've quickly become addicted to it and will doubtless listen to it all again. It is both amazing and great.

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  • Hinksy
  • 08-16-17

fantastic, funny and warm.

A brilliantly written comedy about a newsagent/minimarket's staff and customers. Having the writers perform the main characters really helps them come to life and add some great references to sweets and 'Moving Alan' . I listened to the all four series in a day.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-20-17

A lovely sanctuary with a wall of crisps

Really funny but also heart warming, genuine, good natured and down to earth, when the world seems a bit much this is one of my favourite haunts and makes me feel everything is going to be okay :)

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  • Finewine
  • 10-06-18

love this seties

lived it....had not heard the older episodes as came to this late....si been bingeing 😊

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  • prionnsias
  • 09-25-18

Really funny

Really funny and used nightly to get off to sleep🍀
It’s a super stress buster👍☘️

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  • stansdad25
  • 08-29-18

Brilliant shop based comedy

The characters are all brilliantly played each with their own peculiarities. The main characters develop through the episodes and have little oddities which emerge. The writing is great and the word play, uses of catchprashes and cliches keeps the flow racing along. A must for any lover of clever and funny radio comedy.

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  • NK
  • 08-24-18

Loved it!!!

Must listen, characters so funny, fantastic. Can’t wait for series 4 to 8. I wish my shop keeper was like this!!

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  • MR M.
  • 04-13-18

Fantastic comedy drama. Very funny

What made the experience of listening to Fags, Mags, and Bags: Series 1-4 the most enjoyable?

Quality of writing
The Characters
Actor performances

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fags, Mags, and Bags: Series 1-4?

I've enjoyed most of the episodes.
Having to re-write the greeting cards
The Michael Jackson impersonating Indian cousin

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

All actors perform well

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Its just funny and cleverly written

Any additional comments?

Total Listening time is great value

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  • Katy R
  • 03-12-18

Very funny

Highly recommended, very funny etc. It is both amazing and great. This will make more sense if you listen to the book.

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  • SarahLM
  • 01-10-18

A Brilliant Listen

A lovely gentle comedy beautifully written and performed. It brings on belly laughs and the occasional tear 😀

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  • nick
  • 10-14-17

Five Alive!!!! Both Amazing and Great!

Undoubtedly one of the funniest and most heartwarming comedy series ever!
Laugh out loud throughout and I cannot wait for the remaining series to be available on Audible!
Utter Brilliance!