I have just been sent a link to this website re the Duffy Documentary. Our server did indeed crash twice last weekend due to excessive traffic and in fact we had over 4,000 people trying to download the video over two days, which on a shared server was far too much to handle. I couldn't figure out why we had such a spike in viewing figures but all is clear now as this site obviously pointed gazillions of people to the documentary on the Duffy Website. We have now ported the video over to link from the VIMEO Server so hopefully the problem is solved. Thanks to all who have watched the film and apologies for any inconvenience to those who could not get it. It's working again, so give it a try...!
www.duffyphotographer.com > exhibits & links > BBC DOCUMENTARY
Mike adds: Thanks for letting us know, Chris. For those who might not have been following along, Chris is the son of Brian Duffy. Chris is the one who has quietly done so much to revive interest in his father's groundbreaking work from the 1960s and provide a belated epilogue to the arc of his father's vivid and fascinating life story. We linked to the BBC video on duffyphotographer in a post last Saturday—with some trepidation on my part, because I know very well how "The TOP Effect" can crash servers—and many readers were frustrated because they couldn't get the video to load or download.
I'll repeat my recommendation—it's about an hour long but repays the time it takes to watch—a touching, irreverent, sometimes funny story.
Chris, I'd also just like to offer kudos to you for all your work on behalf of your Dad. A nice thing you've done.