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One of the most enjoyable days in my tenure as Radio 4 blogger was spent in a Sauchiehall Street studio in Glasgow with the team behind Lenzie's best-known radio sitcom Fags, Mags and Bags. They were there to record episode four of the new series - which starts today at 1130 - and I was there to sit on a sofa and eat doughnuts purchased from the Greggs round the corner.

While there I also took a lot of photographs and recorded an interview with creators (and lead actors) Donald McLeary and Sanjeev Kohli. Mina Anwar, who plays a character called Malcolm (for reasons that will become clear) in the new series, was on hand to ask the questions so I was able to concentrate on the doughnuts.

Steve Bowbrick is editor of the Radio 4 blog

  • Listen to the first episode of series four of Fags, Mags and Bags, produced by Gus Beattie, on Radio 4 at 1130 today and, for seven days after that, on the Radio 4 web site.
  • Fags, Mags and Bags has a Facebook page and a Twitter account.
  • The picture shows Susheel Kumar (Alok), Omar Raza (Sanjay), Sanjeev Kohli (Ramesh) and Donald McCleary (Dave) at the mic in Sauchiehall Street.

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by U14823718

    on 16 Apr 2011 13:05

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by U14804610

    on 6 Apr 2011 20:06

    All this user's posts have been removed. Why?

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by U14823718

    on 6 Apr 2011 14:05

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 5. Posted by rootitoot

    on 6 Apr 2011 11:52

    Welcome back, love the show.

    My granny lived in Lenzie when I was a child and true to your show and to prove it's history, there was an actual corner shop along from her house on Auchinloch road that sold all the confectionery delights you bring back to life. I'm sure they had a 'Margaret' and they definitely had a wall of crisps. A 5p could buy you a small feast.....happy days

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Myecroft

    on 5 Apr 2011 13:49

    Welcome back FMB! It's been dead without you! Fantastic show & great team - don't go changin'

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Odicean

    on 4 Apr 2011 21:16

    "....doughnuts purchased from the Greggs round the corner."

    I popped into Greggs today and they promised me that they will look into the question of gluten-free doughnuts. But nobody in the queue had heard of 'Fags Mags and Bags'. This is a real shame and I did my best to put matters right.


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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Joe K

    on 4 Apr 2011 16:32

    'Know *is*', that is.

    And I'm sure if we still had a 'Drama & Readings' board, someone would have posted about 'Fags, Mags & Bags' by now...

    Maybe they will here...

    http://s4.zetaboards.com/Ex_Radio_4/forum/3529972/

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Joe K

    on 4 Apr 2011 16:28

    That's nice, but what I'd really like to know, how 'temporary' is 10 days? And where's the reply to my complaint?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbradio4/NF2766774?thread=8106121&latest=1#p107485665

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