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Sir David Attenborough And Rapper Dave To Collaborate On A BBC Wildlife Special

Jack Saddler Jack Saddler - Staff Writer

Sir David Attenborough And Rapper Dave To Collaborate On A BBC Wildlife Special

Britain’s favourite Daves are collaborating on a BBC wildlife special.

With a knighthood, a Mercury Prize and a Brit Award between them, Sir David Attenborough and UK Grime star Dave are combining their talent to create a loaded BBC wildlife special. Plus, it’ll feature the marvellous music from composer Hans Zimmer, of The Lion King and The Dark Knight fame, to name a few.

It’s titled Planet Earth: A Celebration, and will include clips from previous David Attenborough shows Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II. According to the BBC, it will be “a visual and musical feast designed to lift viewers’ spirits during a time of international uncertainty”.

Sir David Attenborough has recorded new voiceovers for segments, and Hans Zimmer has created new sounds to accompany the piece. The string section of the show is scored by the BBC Concert Orchestra, and will see Dave performing on the grand piano.

Dave said: “I’ve always been a 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.”

The project aims to celebrate Natural History, and reappraises the stunning previous documentary work that won BAFTA Awards.

Hans Zimmer said: “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.”

Planet Earth: A Celebration is set to air on BBC One at the end of the month.

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