Show Hide image Culture 6 June 2014 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. Print HTML 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. › Tracey Thorn: one round in today’s TV talent shows and I’d have been back in the library I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe More Related articles SRSLY #49: The Great British Sewing Bee, The Essex Serpent, The Lady Vanishes The long journey home Taylor Swift and Donald Trump are naked in Kanye West’s new video, but is it art?