Don't know if anyone saw this today ?
Whilst the story of James Cracknel and Ben Fogel crossing was quite interesting, It was the behind the scenes story of how James Cracknel's head injury affected him was very interesting. Helped my family understand more of what I am going through.
What James told the camera over the two programs is that three years on:
He suffers lack of sensitivity and can' easily read personal situations - this lead to a huge argument that forced them to stop filming
He went through a period of self exclusion - he doesn't know why but it just happened. During this time he lost contact with a lot of friends including Ben Fogel whom he hadn't been in contact with for a couple of years
Mood swings are still there - at one point he nearly wades into a camel with fist flying but Ben stops him. Several times during the program Ben Fogel looked almost frightened to be around James because he didn't know how he was going to react.
Extreme personality traits -
For us the most interesting part was Ben Fogel talking candidly when alone to the camera that James is a completely different person to whom he was before his accident. He seems some of his old traits there but it is like talking to a complete stranger and had to become friends again with the new James.
As I mentioned at the start, the journey across the desert is secondary to the personal journey the two of them went on. Well worth watching on iPlayer if its available