Featured a two-page spread on the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium, featuring many behind the scenes photos of the cast.

It included a small portrait of Lena, and a picture of her taking a curtain call onstage with the rest of the performers.


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.