BBC documentary last night.
Coach, cox and Langstone Cutter Mike Gilbert played a superb supporting role as he steered the Cornish pilot gig Deborah across, shown above fending off a recalcitrant flag to announce that John had already raised £285,000 for medical aid in Sierra Leone.
John looked truly terrible after a punishing bike ride from Paris, as long as a leg of the Tour de France. But, Mike says, he was clearly not going to get off the boat except by reason of death.
The timing was awful but they made it over.
What a great achievement. You can still donate to John's appeal here. Give generously.
And yes, I appear briefly in a segment on the training, rowing behind Freddie Flintoff. Who said, on camera: "In my experience, rowing isn't particularly enjoyable. I'm not even sure Steve Redgrave likes it."