One Life Left

Definitely the UK's favourite radio show (sort of) about videogames.

Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes.

Take that, The Man because now, somewhere around one hundred and fifty episodes later, it’s in its seventh season and grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings into one of the station’s most valued shows.

Take THAT, The Man. Also take that, British radio standards.

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One Life Left Returns!

We’re excited! Here’s the press release if you like “that sort of thing”. Tonight’s show will be a show zero of sorts, look a catch-up with the team over some wine and nibbles, seek except without the food and alcohol because we’re not allowed to eat or drink on air. But you can. We expect you to! It’s a celebration and if it doesn’t end in hangovers and regret we’ll all have done something wrong. Anyway, that press release:

TFI Monday: One Life Left returns tonight

Resonance 104.4 FM’s award-winning radio show returns this evening – listen live on air, online or via podcast after the show

September 2nd, 2013: Award-winning videogames radio show One Life Left returns to brighten the nation’s airwaves this evening.

The show – presented by Ste Curran, Simon Byron and Ann Scantlebury – begins its eighth (eighth!) series at 7:00pm tonight – live on 104.4FM within London, on DAB Radio nationwide or at globally. The unedited* show will be available for podcast the following day**.

One Life Left debuted in 2006 – the same year as Crash Boom Bang, Jaws Unleashed and 24: The Videogame. But whilst it may not have been a classic year for videogame software it was a defining year for videogames radio shows, as One Life Left set new standards for broadcasting.

Those standards were not always high. Notable events within One Life Left’s history include the time we hunted down Mr Biffo live on air which resulted in an official complaint from the man himself. Or the time we forgot to bleep out a naughty word from a contributor, which left the team nervously waiting for a letter from Ofcom.

But overall, One Life Left has become known and loved for its light-hearted conversation, ludicrous features, brilliant chiptune music and unrivalled guests. Oh – and its events and parties which have seen the team perform actual stand-up comedy in front of 150 people, broadcast live from a bed in a curry house, and introduce the concept of videogame karaoke in Nottingham, San Francisco and London.

The show has affiliation with the best gaming events worldwide. One Life Left is the official show and podcast for the wonderful Nottingham GameCity, the brilliant Game Developers Conference and the incredible Nordic Game Conference, with the team recording exclusive podcasts all over the world.
The show’s guests have included Joe Cornish, Iain Lee, Edgar Wright, Steve Jackson, along with a host of games industry luminaries – many*** of whom have subsequently gone on to win OBEs.

“We cannot wait to get back on air,” says Ste Curran, co-host, One Life Left. “It’s been a few months since we were on air and whilst we’d like to say we’ve used that time to completely revitalise the show, we all know that would be a bit of a lie. One Life Left arrives back with the same ingredients that saw us once win a Games Media Award back when it was okay to win a Games Media Award without the Internet police getting cross about it. We’re really excited about this series and hope you’ll find a way to listen.”

One Life Left returns at 7:00pm tonight on Resonance 104.4 FM (“the best radio station in London” – the Guardian). The show will be podcast the following day – for more information head to


* Well, it may be slightly edited if one of us says something stupid which could get us sacked so you’re genuinely better off listening live

** Usually

*** Three


  1. Rikus says:

    I cannot wait! I missed the show!

  2. Anthony says:

    Thanks for coniitbutrng. It’s helped me understand the issues.

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