A week maximum would have been the time The Goss could have extended the coverage of the Rufus affair after his cremation. However, flavour of the year Amy Tate, with her instinct for a story, brought them Beth.
She was a gift. At a time when the story seemed to have breathed its last along with Rufus, there was Beth’s story, then the birth of Rufus’s baby, a load of features on single parenting and the importance of a father figure.
To crown it all, an appeal to provide a fund for Beth and Rufus's new baby broke all records.