Whoever's idea it was to get Keith Richards to narrate his childhood over archive footage of cultural and social history of the 50s and 60s deserves a prize.
In the BBC documentary Keith Richards: The Origin Of The Species, the Rolling Stones guitarist took us through his early years and the rich tapestry of history from that era, including the aftermath of the Second World War, the golden age of capitalism and music of the time.
It was acclaimed film-maker Julien Temple's work and viewers were seriously impressed with the cinematography, music and how the whole thing was weirdly poetic.
This Keith Richards thing on the Beeb is wonderfully weird. And beautifully shot.
-- Mike Lowe (@cotslifeeditor) July 23, 2016
Julian Temple is incapable of telling a story without it being endlessly fascinating and compelling. With Keef, even more so #KeithRichards
-- Karl Minns (@karlminns) July 23, 2016
-- Roll Out The Barrel (@RollTheBarrel) July 23, 2016
If people didn't already love Keith, they certainly did now. And for other lifelong fans it cemented their adoration of the 72-year-old.
Falling in love with Keith Richards even more & only 10 mins in #TheOriginOfTheSpecies
-- HalfBakedThought (@Steve_N_Flynn) July 23, 2016
I wish Keith Richards was my dad.
-- Bob McGowan (@BobMcDuck) July 23, 2016
Such a cool guy, could listen to him talk all day haha #KeithRichards
-- Marcus Schneck (@schnecks64) July 23, 2016
For those old enough to share some of Keith's memories it was a poignant journey.
Keith Richards the origin of the species puffing away through his childhood memories ?
-- CamembertElectrique (@ElectriCheese) July 23, 2016
After a well-documented lifetime of partying and substance abuse everyone's mainly impressed he's still here to tell the tale.
-- Jane Osmond (@artyrainowgirl) July 23, 2016
If I'm honest, the fact that Keith Richards is still alive is pretty amazing #keithrichards
-- ric askey (@Ric1askey) July 23, 2016
...with a surprisingly perfect set of teeth.