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Benedict Cumberbatch reads the 8am news from D-Day

6 June 2014 Last updated at 00:05 BST

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has recorded the BBC's 8am news bulletin from D-Day, using the original radio news script from 6 June, 1944.

The bulletin, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday, is one of a number of news bulletins that have been re-recorded to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy.

You can listen to more of the BBC's bulletin's from D-Day and the days following it on the BBC Radio 4 D-Day Reports page.