Tom Jones: The Right Time

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Tom Jones: The Right Time
Genre Music
Directed by Declan Lowney
Presented by Tom Jones
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Richard Holloway[1]
Producer(s) Graham K. Smith
Location(s) ITV Studies, Southbank[2]
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Central Independent Television
Broadcast
Original channel Central TV
VH1[3]
Original run 6 June 1992 (1992-06-06) – 11 July 1992 (1992-07-11)

Tom Jones: The Right Time was a six-episode television series hosted by Tom Jones.[4] The 30-minute episodes were first broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom in 1992 and featured music and interviews in front of a live audience.[5] The show was also broadcast in the United States on VH1 in 1992–93. John Marchese of the New York Times News Service described it as a "whirlwind briefing on the history of pop music".[6] Guest stars included Bob Geldof, Cyndi Lauper, The Chieftains and Stevie Wonder.[4][3]

Themes[edit]

Across the six episodes, Jones traces the evolution of pop music, and how it has been influenced by gospel, soul, country and rhythm and blues music.[7][8][9][10][11][12] The final episode of the series, a special with Stevie Wonder, was nominated for a CableACE Award for best International Music Special or Series having been broadcast on VH1.[1] In addition to guest artists performing, Jones also performed alongside many of them. He described singing lead vocals on EMF's "Unbelievable" as "his favourite episode".[13]


Episode list[edit]

No. Theme Guest stars Airdate
1 "Pop music" ErasureEMFShakespear's Sister 6 June 1992 (1992-06-06)
2 "Gospel music" Al JarreauMica ParisDavid Gilmour[2] 13 June 1992 (1992-06-13)
3 "Soul music" Cyndi LauperSam MooreDaryl Hall 20 June 1992 (1992-06-20)
4 "Country and Celtic music" Bob GeldofLyle LovettThe Chieftains 27 June 1992 (1992-06-27)
5 "Rhythm and blues music" Joe CockerCurtis Stigers 3 July 1992 (1992-07-03)
6 "Special episode with Stevie Wonder" Stevie Wonder 11 July 1992 (1992-07-11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dempsey, Johh (2 November 1993). "‘Angels’ leads series ascent at CableAce". Variety. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Povey, Glenn (2007). Echoes: The Complete History of Pink Floyd. Mind Head Publishing. p. 303. ISBN 978-0-9554624-0-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Rock and soul: Tom Jones rides a wave of respectability". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 8 April 1994. p. 10E. 
  4. ^ a b "Tom Jones Swings It For The Star Series". Reading Eagle. October l, 1999. p. W3. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Dana (4 May 1993). Insider. "Hold the underwear, Tom says". The Bulletin (Western Communications). p. 9. 
  6. ^ Marchese, John (18 July 1993). Arts. "What's New, Tiger Tom?". Lawrence Journal-World. p. 1D. 
  7. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [06/06/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [13/06/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [20/06/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [27/06/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [04/07/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tom Jones: The Right Time – Tom Jones: The Right Time [04/07/92]". British Film Institute. Retrieved 27 February 2014. 
  13. ^ DeYoung, Bill (29 November 1993). "60's singers still has the formula for cool". Wilmington Morning Star (New York Times Company). p. 4D.