Mick Thompson was a British radio talk show host in 2002. He commentated on political news and issues, but insisted that he was just an entertainer. One of his shows was interrupted by the Seventh Doctor in order to make contact with Walter Jacobs. Later, he interviewed New Britannia Party leader Sherilyn Harper on his show, then went to a meeting with the Doctor, who had promised him an exclusive on the United Front threat.
In fact, the Doctor believed that the Fearmonger was using Thompson as its host and attempted to destroy the entity within him, only to find that he was not, and never had been, its host. When fear-generated riots broke out in London, Thompson, at the Doctor's prompting, covered the event, interviewed United Front leader Alexsandr Karadjic, and broadcast the meeting between Karadjic and Harper's aide Roderick Allingham which exposed the link between the Front and the NBP. (AUDIO: The Fearmonger)