Audio: Benedict Cumberbatch reads D-Day news bulletin

Today was the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings with many events throughout the world, marking this historic occasion. To commemorate this important date, the BBC produced a special radio news special, using the script from the 6th June 1944 radio broadcast.

Benedict Cumberbatch was given the task to read and did a truly authentic job. The video below contains footage from today.

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