Recruited at some expense from the private sector, Terri will tell you proudly that she has survived five Secretaries of State in her time. And that’s the thing about Terri: as a civil servant, she isn’t going anywhere (she’ll tell you that too).

But after ten years of press releases and cock-ups, and now having to simultaneously manage two ministers who squabble all the time, maybe she just wants to jack it all in and run a teashop.

Played by Joanna Scanlan

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Who's not in power?