It Stands To Reason
Futura, London, 1974
(first published by M & J Hobbs in association with Michael Joseph Ltd, 1973)
price: 40p; 240 pages
The blurb on the back:
The autobiography of the man who created Alf Garnett in the BBC comedy show that broke all records and later became America's most successful television series ever.
Till Death Us Do Part was Johnny Speight's big break after years of writing for comedians like Frankie Howerd, Eric and Ernie and Peter Sellers.
This is the story of his fight from the poverty of Canning Town, through the years as a factory worker, drumer for the local band, the war, the dole and even a spell as a hotel chef, to the glittering world of showbiz and Rolls Royces. A hilarious tale of survival by the man who created one of television's most memorable characters.