Mr Thompson was an office worker. He was bored with his job, his wife and his life. He was terrified of lifts.
One day he decided to accompany fellow worker Joanne, whom he found attractive, on a cigarette break, even though he didn't smoke. She took the lift and he, after some hesitation, joined her.
As the lift stopped at floor after floor and people stepped in, Mr Thompson became more nervous. Finally, Saric Warder entered the lift. Revealing himself to be a vampire, he began killing those in the lift. He saved Mr Thompson for last, but Mr Thompson had a heart attack just as the Sixth Doctor broke into the lift and killed Saric.
Mr Thompson survived the heart attack, and when his wife came to visit him in hospital, he held her and told her he loved her. (PROSE: Trapped!)