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Actor Michael Medwin dies aged 96

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British actor Michael Medwin, best known for his role as radio station boss Don Satchley in the BBC detective series Shoestring, died in a Bournemouth hospital yesterday at the age of 96.

5 months agoMedwin, who also played Scrooge's nephew in the film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, debuted his career on stage in 1940.

He appeared in films alongside Michael Caine, Albert Finney and Sean Connery. 

British actor Michael Medwin, pictured above, best known for his role as radio station boss Don Satchley in the BBC detective series Shoestring, died yesterday at the age of 96

Medwin (pictured right) as Don Satchley alongside Trevor Eve as Eddie Shoestring in the TV drama which ran for two series between 1979 and 1980

Medwin as Barry (pictured left) and Dennis Waterman, right, as Terry McCann in the British comedy-drama series 'Minder', which ran for 10 series between 1979 and 1994

Medwin is pictured in 1955, nailing a sheet of paper with his name to the door, on the set of the film 'Charlie Moon', directed by Guy Hamilton

Lindsay Anderson's film If.... (1968), Charlie Bubbles (1968), Spring and Port Wine (1970) and O Lucky Man! (1973) are among the films Medwin produced. 

He was born in London in 1923 and educated in Dorset and Switzerland before being trained at the Italia Conti Academy in London. 

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Share Medwin was made an OBE in 2005 for his services to drama. 

He married Sunny Sheila Black in 1960. The pair divorced 11 years later in 1971. 

Medwin and his guest pictured attending the opening of Greens Restaurant and Oyster Bar on September 1, 2009, in London 

From left to right: Mr Eve, British actress Doran Godwin, who played Erica Bayliss in Shoestring, Medwin and Liz Crowther who starred as Sonia, the station's receptionist, at the filming of the Christmas edition of the TV series

From left to right: Malcolm McDowell, Lindsay Anderson, Medwin, tour đi thái lan Albert Finney and Glenda Jackson outside the Indonesian Embassy protesting about the abuse of human rights

From left to right clockwise: Actors Louisa Rix, tour thái lan giá rẻ Medwin, Mel Smith and Mike Grady seated in a dinner table scene in the episode 'Flaunt It' for the BBC sitcom Colin's Sandwich

English entertainer and presenter Bruce Forsyth performs on stage with Medwin on his television series 'The Bruce Forsyth Show' back in 1966

The actor began his Shoemaker role in 1979, with the BBC drama running for two series until 1980. 

His final roles on screen included appearing as a speechmaker in The Duchess, Carruthers in the TV series Heartbeat and Dr Louie Farraday in Framed. 

David Pugh, who formed a theatrical production company with Medwin in 1988, wrote on Twitter: 'To Michael thank you for tua du lịch thái lan everything I'm going to miss you so much'.