Ginger Thompkins is a star English football (soccer) player of England, having taken over the position of center forward of Dimpton City, replacing Georgie Best in the team. He is married with kids, but he is also mostly criticized for his philandering with a redheaded girlfriend and raucous egomaniac behavior by his team captain, Ernie Touch.


  • Both Ginger and Ernie were both played by Benny Hill.
  • Thompkins' football skills were accomplished using secret wire work and by reversing the footage.
  • Thompkins also seems to turn up unnamed in a dance quickie in The Sound of Frankenstein, but this could just be a random character in the same curly orange wig.