Actor Peter Byrne, who died on May 14 aged 90, once trod the boards at Weymouth Pavilion.

Peter starred as Andy Crawford in Dixon of Dock Green, one of British television’s longest running and most popular police dramas.

In July 1980 he appeared alongside television personality Terry Scott at Weymouth Pavilion in A Bedfull of Foreigners.

Terry was the star name in and director of A Bedfull of Foreigners, which also featured the acting talents of Josephine Tewson.

Also appearing was Fiona Douglas-Stewart who, according to the programme notes, ‘plays a mean game of Mastermind and is determined to be a Dame’.

Dixon of Dock Green ran for 21 years from 1955, and is remembered for its cosy, nostalgic world of petty theft and tickings-off delivered over cups of tea.

Peter also had many roles in the West End and acted in and directed tours of Agatha Christie plays.

Peter’s 1956 marriage to Vera Dalgleish ended in divorce. In 1980, he married Renée Goldschmidt, who died in 2011. He is survived by his two stepchildren, Anthony and Vivienne.

His cinema appearances included small roles in Reach for the Sky (1956) and Watch Your Stern (1960), as well as one as a bridegroom in Carry On Cabby (1963).