It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report the renowned television writer Carla Lane has passed away aged 87 years old.
As a writer Lane brought us the television classics The Liver Birds, Bless This House, No Strings, The Last Song, Solo, Butterflies, and her biggest hit Bread.
Lane was also known for her animal rights activism and, until 2009, ran an animal sanctuary, Animaline, in Horsted Keynes, Sussex.
Animal rights is a theme that has appeared in her writing; for example, the character Darwin in Luv is a member of an animal rights group.
Lane was awarded an OBE in 1989, but returned it in protest at the CBE awarded to the managing director of Huntingdon Life Sciences, a contract animal testing laboratory.