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D-Day 70th Anniversary Programming Announced

The BBC has today announced an array of programming across TV and Radio to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944.

Highlights include:

On BBC One, D Day 70: The Heroes Remember will be a four x 45 minute series presented by Sophie Raworth featuring emotional testimony from those who crossed the channel by air and sea. 

On 6 June Huw Edwards will anchor coverage of the D-Day commemoration ceremonies from Arromanches, France. 

D-Day 70: The Heroes Return on BBC One will feature highlights of the Bayeux Cathedral Service and then broadcast live from a Service of Remembrance from Bayeux Cemetery.

In a one hour Documentary for BBC Two, Normandy 44 sees James Holland take a fresh look at the wider 77-day campaign, challenging many of the myths and casting new light on this vital campaign.

BBC Radio 2 will also reflect and remember throughout the day, beginning with Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show broadcasting live from the beach at Arromanches. Jeremy Vine will broadcast from HMS Belfast and will hear from veterans.  From 7am to 7pm Jeremy will also present a 90-second D-Day-themed bulletin following the hourly news on Radio 2.

BBC Radio 4’s coverage includes a Documentary about the group of US women war correspondents working in London in June 1944, exploring their efforts to report on the D-Day invasion and their subsequent reporting from France. 

Radio 4 Extra will present a range of programmes from the archive on 5 June including Dramas starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliet Stevenson and Christopher Eccleston.

Read more on the BBC Media Centre press release.

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