A Prime Minister's daughter, a stand-up comic, a trainee soldier, a country lady, a tabloid journalist, a lawyer, a peer of the realm and a woman who works in the fishing industry.

For this special looking into the meaning of Englishness in the 21st century eight people from very different backgrounds agreed to give us a sample of their DNA to be submitted to a series of state of the art tests that reveal where in the world their ancestors really came from.