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David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth: A Celebration' Featuring Dave Gets Release Date

Ciara Sheppard

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David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth: A Celebration' Featuring Dave Gets Release Date

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Sir David Attenborough has just announced his upcoming Planet Earth special, designed to raise the nation's spirits, is coming at the end of the month.

Planet Earth: A Celebration is airing on Monday 31st August, and it's being described as a "visual and musical feast".

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The hour-long special will see composers Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea and UK rapper Dave provide the soundtrack to Planet Earth's famously stunning nature visuals, bringing together eight of the most extraordinary sequences from past series.

And of course, Sir David will be lending his voice for narration.

In a new trailer dropped on Twitter today, Sir David said: "We share our planet with spectacular wild animals with have adapted to live in the strangest and harshest of environments.

"Now more than ever they are an inspiration for us all.

"And in these extraordinary times there is one thing that can offer solace to everyone: the wonder of the natural world."

You got that right, Davo. We've been craving the outdoors more than ever.

The show will be made up of eight of the most extraordinary sequences from past series (Credit: BBC)
The show will be made up of eight of the most extraordinary sequences from past series (Credit: BBC)

According to the BBC, audiences will take part in a "joyful and adrenaline-packed journey round the world", from the East Cape of South Africa to the north of Norway, from Chile to the Indian Ocean.

We'll see how these animals overcome adversity to survive and thrive in some of the world's most challenging environments - "offering a message of hope to humanity".

Designed to "raise our spirits during the pandemic", the show will bring together breathtaking visuals alongside new compositions and rearranged scores from famed composers Hans Zimmer and Jacob Shea, with the BBC assuring the string section was performed in a socially distanced space by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Meanwhile, the Brit award-winning 'Question Time' rapper Dave will be performing on the grand piano.

UK rapper Dave is featuring in the soundtrack (Credit: PA)
UK rapper Dave is featuring in the soundtrack (Credit: PA)

This sounds like exactly what the doctor ordered.

Planet Earth: A Celebration airs on BBC One at 8pm on Monday 31st August.

Topics: TV and Film, david attenborough, TV Entertainment

Ciara Sheppard
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