Tom Jones’ 50s: The Decade That Made Me
documentary / 9.00pm / BBC4
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