Johnny Speight

British screenwriter

Johnny Speight (2 June 1920 – 5 July 1998) was an English television screenwriter who wrote many British sitcoms like Till Death Us Do Part and In Sickness and in Health. Speight also wrote some episodes of All in the Family. He wrote for people who had radio shows like Cyril Fletcher and Frankie Howard. He was born in Canning Town, London.

Speight died from pancreatic cancer on 5 July 1998 at his home in Chorleywood, aged 78.[1]


  1. "This is Your Life: Johnny Speight". Retrieved 15 February 2021.

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