Featured a full page colour advertisement from the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings thanking Lena and all of the other acts who appeared in the summer season shows that year.

The advertisement contained a large colour photo of Lena in her stage costume.


In 1959 The Stage was relaunched as The Stage and Television Today, incorporating a pull-out supplement dedicated to broadcasting news and features. Derek Hoddinott, the main paper’s TV editor, became editor of the new supplement.

The name and supplement remained until 1995, when broadcasting coverage was re-incorporated into the main paper. The name on the masthead reverted to The Stage, but in 2006, the paper introduced a blog concentrating on television, named TV Today.