Benedict Cumberbatch reads the D-Day news bulletins

Seventy years on, the Sherlock star lends his voice to original news scripts from the first day of the Normandy invasion


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…


Patrick Stewart and Toby Jones also read further D-Day bulletins. Listen here.