Tom Jones: The Right Time

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Tom Jones: The Right Time
GenreMusic
Directed by Declan Lowney
Presented by Tom Jones
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6
Production
Executive producerRichard Holloway [1]
ProducerGraham K. Smith
Production location ITV Studios, Southbank [2]
Running time30 minutes
Production company Central Independent Television
Original release
Network ITV
VH1 [3]
Release6 June (1992-06-06) 
11 July 1992 (1992-07-11)
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Tom Jones (TV program)

Tom Jones: The Right Time is 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 199293. 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]

Contents

Themes

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

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)

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