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Listen: Benedict Cumberbatch reads original BBC report of D-Day warning

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and the BBC has special speakers to read out original broadcasts from the time throughout the day.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Radio 4. Photo: BBC screengrab
Benedict Cumberbatch reads out original radio broadcasts from WWII on Radio 4. Photo: BBC screengrab

On Radio 4's Today programme this morning, actor Benedict Cumberbatch read part of an original BBC radio news broadcast from 8am on 6 June, 1944, which was a D-Day warning of an aerial attack. Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Listen here:

Further transmissions will be broadcasted on later BBC programmes throughout the day, with other speakers including actor Sir Patrick Stewart.

The BBC will also make over 200 pages of archive radio bulletins from its Home Service D-Day broadcasts available online.