Eric Thompson (9th November 1929 - 30th November 1982) was an actor, writer and television presenter best known for both scripting and narrating the English version of French children's animation Le Manege Enchante, better known as The Magic Roundabout. He also appeared in episodes of The Avengers and Doctor Who, and was a presenter on the long-running BBC children's series Play School.

He appeared on Coronation Street in two roles: in July 1964 as a rigger named Duffer; and he returned to the programme in October 1969 as coach owner George Searle.

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