Contained a double-page feature on two Royal charity fundraisers which had been held the previous week.

Lena had performed at one of them, held at Jollees in Stoke-on-Trent, and she was photographed shaking hands with Princess Margaret.


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.