BLUE Planet II left viewers in awe when it first aired in 2017.

Now, 18 months on, fans of the groundbreaking BBC show have the chance to revisit the vast depths of the ocean to revisit some of the greatest wildlife footage ever captured on camera.

Blue Planet II: Live in Concert came to Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena this week as part of a 13-date tour of the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Viewers are taken on a spectacular journey through the earth’s oceans, with the some of the show’s most stunning footage replayed on a massive 4K Ultra HD screen, set against a backdrop of a live orchestra and choir.

The City of Prague Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, lend their skills to a score that comes courtesy of the legendary Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming.

Renowned BBC television presenter Anita Rani hosts the show, providing the audience with some factual tidbits between sequences as well as bringing some family-friendly humour into proceedings.

But while the orchestra undoubtedly adds an extra layer of drama to the proceedings, it is the footage itself that remains the star of the show.

From the industrious tuskfish who beats a clamshell against coral until it cracks open, to the tear-jerking footage of a walrus mum cuddling her cub after narrowly escaping a starving polar bear, Blue Planet II really is a wonder to behold.

The only thing missing is Sir David Attenborough, but I think we can all agree that he’s earned a night off.