I just want to let you know that this is the best opening to a television show I have ever seen in my life.
This is the start of a primetime British television show, on BBC One, presented by Dame Judi Dench. It's called...
Now, this is not the first time that we have had a show entirely about trees. This time last year, Father Ted's Dougal did an awards ceremony for trees.
Anyway, I was invited to a screening of this Judi Dench tree show at Kew Gardens in London, and when I arrived there was this poster in front of me of Judi Dench hearing a tree.
I then decided to immediately tweet a photo of the poster and I got this back as a response not long afterwards.
And here for you, from the episode, is the sheer exhilaration Dame Judi Dench expresses when she hears the tree for the first time.
And not long after we saw footage of her hearing a tree, she said this straight-up goddamn amazing quote:
Now, while this documentary might seem rather random, it appears that Dench really does have a keen interest in trees. It's very evident throughout.
Then there's a moment in the show when they try to work out a tree's age with a guy called Tony, until they both get stuck on mental maths so use a calculator.
It is also full of amazing tree facts, which constantly delight Dench – so much so that at one point she suggests giving up acting to talk about trees.
And at the end of the screening, which featured an in-depth discussion about trees, Dench was asked by Radio 4 Today editor Sarah Sands what was next on her tree journey. She responded: "I know it all now."
BONUS DAME JUDI DENCH CONTENT: Here is Dame Judi Dench eating a Colin the Caterpillar cake on her birthday. I am putting this here because I can and because it is delightful.