Benedict Cumberbatch and Patrick Stewart read D-Day News bulletins


Seventy years ago today, Allied troops began their assault on the beaches of Normandy, an operation which would prove crucial in the Second World War victory over the Nazis.

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is among those reading the original scripts of BBC news bulletins and warnings from the day of the attack to feature on Radio 4 programmes over the next few days.

Listen to them all below...

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch reads the original 8am BBC radio bulletin about the D-Day operations.


John Snagge reads the special midday bulletin on the BBC's Home Service on 6 June, 1944.



Actor Patrick Stewart reads the original radio news script from 6 June, 1944.



Actor Toby Jones reads the original radio news script from 6 June, 1944.



Actor Patrick Stewart reads the 9pm BBC radio news bulletin from the day after D-Day.

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