TV writer Carla Lane 'dies aged 87'


Television writer Carla Lane has died aged 87, according to reports.

Born in Liverpool, Lane rose to fame after creating several popular BBC sitcoms including The Liver Birds, Butterflies and Bread.

The Liver Birds series - based on flat-sharing Liverpudlian women - made famous the line: "'You dancing?', 'You asking?', 'I'm asking!', 'I'm dancing!'"

Lane continued writing into the 1990s and produced as well as wrote the BBC series Luv in 1993.

She was also a keen animal rights activist and had an animal rescue centre named after her three years ago in her home city.

Lane, who had two children, is thought to have died at a nursing home in Liverpool on Tuesday.