Planet Earth: A Celebration will combine eight sequences from Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II, and Sir David Attenborough has recorded a new narration for the programme.

The wildlife special will see legendary composer Hans Zimmer rearrange the original scores, as well as including new compositions.

BBC Concert Orchestra have contributed strings to the score, while 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize winner Dave performs on the grand piano.

Dave told the BBC of his involvement, "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."

Zimmer adds, "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 honor 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 due to air on BBC One towards the end of August.