Actor Michael Medwin who played radio station boss Don Satchley in BBC drama Shoestring dies aged 96

Actor Michael Medwin who played radio station boss Don Satchley in BBC’s 70s detective drama Shoestring dies aged 96

British actor Michael Medwin died yesterday in a Bournemouth hospital aged 96Medwin best known for his role as a radio station boss in BBC series ShoestringHe appeared in films alongside Michael Caine, Albert Finney and Sean Connery Actor also produced films such as Lindsay Anderson’s If…. and Charlie Bubbles

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.

Medwin, 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 (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 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

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. 

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

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

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