It’s Tom Jones night on BBC4 tonight with a string of documentaries and concert footage (9pm start) from Later with Jools and across the decades. This photo was taken by my ex-colleague Eric Roberts, but long before 1992 when I had my second encounter with Tom at the launch of his terrific Central/ITV series Tom Jones: The Right Time. He performed acapella for the assembled hacks and proved to be a diamond geezer, both at the launch and in the series, where he invited musicians to do their thing, all people he humbly admired including Lyle Lovett, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder and Joe Cocker. Modest ratings (for then) of around five million meant it was never re-commissioned. A great pity. It was a marvellous series. I do hope some clips survive and might be glimpsed tonight.