DVD: The Ghost

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A topical DVD this, considering that Roman Polanski’s film of Robert Harris’s political thriller revolves around Blairish memoirs.

Pierce Brosnan is the self-righteous former PM, Olivia Williams his jaded wife, and Ewan McGregor the ghostwriter who learns more than he bargained for. Mischievous hokum rather than hard-hitting indictment, it’s still a juicy yarn with plenty of sly humour and a good twist for anyone who hasn’t read the novel.