Scan of Front cover for TVTimes dated: 28 May 1977

Front cover and two page article inside to promote Lena’s appearance on You’re Never Too Old.

Lena reveals that she is now 4’10" tall, gets £5 a week pocket money with a pound a week extra if she keeps off fatty foods like spaghetti and sweets.

She says that she hates arithmetic and ballet, and had a boyfriend recently whom she ‘bonked’ on the head. She also predicts that she’ll get married when she is 26.

Also a small photo of Lena as an old lady on the listings page for the show.

Reading Between The Lines


Fact Lena was and had been a working child so it goes to show the control over her by those around her that she saw her income as pocket money. Robcamstone


So at 13 years, 6 months, & 24 days Lena confirms in the TVTimes that she was being paid £1.00 a week to stay anorexic yet nobody picked it up or did anything about it. Robcamstone

Wedding Bells

On 30 September 1989 At 25 years, 10 months, & 26 days she married Peter Wiltshire. Robcamstone