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Published on May 31st, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

The Web of Fear?

Torchwood - fake BBC websitesThe BBC has released information on some of the bizarre website domain names that it owns. The sites are created as off shoots of popular shows. The details have been released in relation to a Freedom of Information request although the BBC declined to reveal a full list of its websites.

www.singlessos.co.uk is an online game for Doctor Who spin off Torchwood and is one of the listed sites. You can see the full list here, but before you do see if you can match the fake websites to their TV counterparts:

www.desperaterussianhousewives.co.uk

www.coconutloving.com

www.bestmurders.co.uk

The corresponding shows are:

The Mighty Boosh

EastEnders

Psychoville

Some of these sites have been created as part of ongoing storylines but the Corporation have announced to cut BBC online spending by a quarter by 2013, creating far fewer “bespoke” websites.

(Via Reuters)

Update

Further details have been released concerning this story - view the Freedom of Information Act request that lead to these URLs being released, as well as the full list.

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