UK rapper Dave will join forces with natural history and broadcasting legend Sir David Attenborough in a new project.
The unlikely collaboration, called Planet Earth: A Celebration, will bring a sequence of scenes together from the wildly successful Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II with new narration from Attenborough as well as a new score from composer Hans Zimmer.
Talking about what BBC Director-General Tony Hall has labelled “a spectacular treat for the viewers”, Brit Award winning artist Dave said: “I’ve always been fan of powerful natural history documentaries.
“This is a programme where nature and music come together, so it was only right that I lent my talent, my time, and my attention to this project. It was a pleasure to work alongside Sir David Attenborough and Hans Zimmer.”
Hans Zimmer added: “Working with David on so many of his magnificent programs celebrating nature and our planet has been a joy for me.
“I am constantly inspired by what he is able to capture, and the collection of sequences featured in Planet Earth: A Celebration is truly special. It was an honour to once again work with David, Jacob Shea and the BBC Concert Orchestra to highlight these incredible stories once again.”
From Blue Planet II, viewers will once again see the surfing bottlenose dolphins on the East Cape of South Africa, catching the waves, playing and surfing near the shoreline.
Of the well-loved scene, Attenborough said: “As far as we can tell, they do so for the sheer joy of it.”
It will also include a deadly battle between a common octopus and a pyjama shark in the kelp forests off the coast of southern Africa and bird-eating giant trevallies fish of the Indian Ocean.
From Planet Earth II, fans can expect the Bafta-winning scene which saw hatchling marine iguanas attempting to escape a hunting mob of racer snakes in Fernandina, Galapagos.
We will also see a pride of hungry desert lions attempt to take down a giraffe several times their size in Namibia.
Hall added: “With brand new narration from the brilliant David Attenborough, a new score from Hans Zimmer and the team at Bleeding Fingers played by the BBC Concert Orchestra with Dave on the piano, this thrilling journey around the world promises to lift everyone's spirits.”