Bread Maker, Carla Lane Dies Aged 87
Carla Lane creator of hit 1980’s sitcom Bread has died aged 87.
Carla Lane was a trailblazer of her time. Among a list of all male writers in the hit BBC Comedy Playhouse, Miss Lane was the only female writer, co-creating and writing The Liver Birds that went on from Comedy Playhouse to run for 9 series.
Further success followed with Butterflies and others. It was in 1986 that she had perhaps biggest success indeed in a 2014 interview with us Carla stated that it was perhaps her favourite peace of work “Bread, now and then others come to mind but Bread was very special. Loved working on it and loved the people I worked with, Scousers of course”
We had been invited by Carla to speak to her again but in recent years her health had not been good and so it was not possible.
However to celebrate 30 years since Bread first aired we have been working on a tribute which we will put out at a later date.