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Jaws by Peter Benchley

Episode 2: 'A shark attack, clear and simple.'

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Henry Goodman continues Peter Benchley's classic novel, and one of the most terrifying movies of all time.

It's high summer in Cape Cod's Amity Island, and a mutilated body has been washed up on the beach. It looks like a shark attack, but Police Chief Brody is having trouble convincing the islanders that it's time to close the beaches...

Will it ever be safe to go back into the water?

Writer: Peter Benchley's 1974 novel shot straight on to the bestseller lists, and has since sold some 20 million copies. It was adapted into the iconic film by Steven Spielberg a year later. The film won three Academy Awards.
Reader: Henry Goodman
Producer: Justine Willett
Abridger: Richard Hamilton. Show less

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