Tom Jones’ 50s: The Decade That Made Me

doc­u­men­tary / 9.00pm / BBC4

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an­other chance to see this in­tensely per­sonal film, in which Tom Jones re­turns to his home­town of Pon­typridd, South Wales, and re­veals the huge ef­fect the ex­plo­sion of pop­u­lar cul­ture dur­ing the 1950s had on him. Stuck in bed for two years af­ter a TB di­ag­no­sis at 12, Tom had lots of time to catch the new rock ’n’ roll songs on the ra­dio – and he would later be­come a Teddy Boy and be­gin per­form­ing. There are chats with other stars who grew up in the 1950s, but this is re­ally Tom’s story.

Tom goes back to where it all be­gan

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