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Front Cover Summary Insert From The Listings Page Between The Lines

Front Cover

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 [1] with a pound a week extra [2] 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 [3].


Insert From The Listings Page


Small photo of Lena as an old lady on the listings page for the show

Between The Lines

  1. ^ Lena had been and still was at the time of the article a working child so it goes to show the control over her by those around her that she saw her income as pocket money.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ On 30 September 1989 At 25 years, 10 months, & 26 days she married Peter Wiltshire.