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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Commissioned by London’s award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left was only meant to run for six episodes. It’s now twelve years old and well into the 300s. No, we have no idea either.

A sweet blend of light-hearted discussion, game-related music, interviews and ridiculous features, One Life Left is unique in gaming and in radio. Guests and contributors include gaming industry legends past and present, many of whom produce regular features for the show under assumed names. Popular guests spots include Derek Williams’ Free Market Economy, Craig ‘The Rage’ McClellan and OLL’s resident irrepressible local newsreader, Sega Badawi.

OLL’s industry respect has brought exclusive unbroadcastable broadcasts from GDC, Nordic Game, Nottingham Game City and the Edinburgh Festival, as well as occasionally insightful coverage of a wide range of industry events both national and international. It also gave birth to a beautiful, noisy, karaoke-videogame child: Marioke back in 2011.

The Team

Ste Curran used to be Editor-at-Large at Edge Magazine, where he was responsible for wordy, over-earnest features, living life as RedEye, and acting like a petulant teenager. He likes short stories about the end of the word, severe Scandinavian fringes, square waves and he once accidentally blanked Fumito Ueda.


An industry veteran and current Sensible Soccer World Champion, Simon Byron‘s background in games journalism saw him rise to the lofty heights of editor of The One, Britain’s least-popular Amiga games magazine. He used to write the popular Byronicman column for leading games industry magazine Develop. When they fired him for one Peter Molyneux joke too far, he sought refuge within the confines of the OLL Studio, where no such standards apply. Simon lists his interests as Muse.


Ann ‘Scoops’ Scantlebury once won a Nintendo DS on The Friday Night Project, and pronounces Shigeru Miyamoto with aplomb. She’s responsible for three sections of the show in addition to her lovingly compiled news section: Ann Fiction, celebrity Annterviews, and regular competition Ann Art.