In today’s podcast, in the week when Roman Polanksi’s new film of Robert Harris’s novel, The Ghost, is released, Claire Armitstead discusses the film with to the Guardian’s critic, Peter Bradshaw.

She also talks to the journalist Simon Hattenstone, who ghost-wrote Ronnie O’Sullivan’s autobiography and the autobiography of Dwayne Brooks (the boy who was attacked with Stephen Lawrence on the night Lawrence was murdered), about the art of the ghost-writer. And John Crace digests the relationship between Wayne Rooney and his ghost-writer, Hunter Davies.

Reading list

Ronnie: The Autobiography of Ronnie O’Sullivan

Steve and Me: My Friendship with Stephen Lawrence and the Search for Justice by Duwayne Brooks

Wayne Rooney: My Story by Wayne Rooney and Hunter Davies