The publication PrintWeek asked Ted to complete the questionnaire below.
Edward (Ted) Harris
Company and job title:
Labelnet Ltd., Sales Representative – retired
Why did you get into printing?
Saw it advertised at the Labour Exchange in1964, sounded interesting
What would be your dream job?
Serving in the Navy – love the sea
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What is your dream bit of kit?
What would you most like to print?
Creating a general knowledge magazine
What is your favourite film?
Robin Hood with Errol Flynn I saw it 4 times when it came out
What is your favourite TV programme?
Law and Order
Who or what do you hate the most?
Not too fond of Gordon Brown, hooligans and bad behaviour.
Who do you admire most in the industry? (please specify name, job, company)
Leslie Packer – General Manager – Punch and Ticket Company
What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Load of b……. – apologies
What is your favourite album?
Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin Lovers
What is your greatest luxury in life?
What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?
Had to fill a Morris 1000 with bags of sugar to transfer to another building during the sugar shortage, the front wheels were off the ground, the car was very difficult to drive.
Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?
Short term – Marilyn Monroe
Long term – someone useful and practical like Nick Knowles or Tommy Walsh
What is your greatest ambition?
To watch Arsenal win the European Cup
What’s your greatest fear?
Who or what makes you laugh?
Morecombe & Wise
What piece of kit would you like to see invented?
More limbs like the one designed and built by Mercedes Benz that I read about.
Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why?
Julie Etchingham – ITV News at 10, ideal job for her, delightful to look at and listen to – makes you interested in the news and want to listen.
Most embarrassing moment?
Whilst in hospital as a young man fell in love with a Welsh nurse called Valerie Sharp, but she transferred to the theatre and the next time I saw her was from the operating table when my pelvis and lower regions were being examined, my face was a very bright red.
Where would you like to be right now?
America, California, Sacramento, visiting my brother
What’s your worst fashion disaster?
Which superpower would you like to have?
The ability to fly.
Who would be your favourite party guests?
Clement Atlee – spoke a lot of sense.
Margaret Thatcher when she was PM.
Where would you go if you could time-travel?
Not sure I want to.
What is the worst kind of print?
Out of register, colour bleed, background and text colour too similar so unreadable
What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off?
Selling self adhesive labels to a meat product company in 1996, and they are still a customer today
How would you like to be remembered?
As a nice guy.
What was your childhood obsession?
Stratford market – father was a green grocer, got up at 4 am, loved the horses and carts, being in a man’s world, it was hard work, I was spoilt and I can still taste the sausage sandwiches.