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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Simon Byron

An industry veteran and current Sensible Soccer World Champion, Simon'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.

Recent posts:


  • December 7th, 2011

  • It’s our last show ever of the year on Monday, so what better way to celebrate it than with carols played on recorders. The catch? We can’t play recorders. But we’re hoping...

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  • October 11th, 2011

  • So here is a (literally) copyright-infringing which proves FOTS Cat Stevens is better than The Proclaimers. You get the idea. Send us your lyrics, we’ll put them through the karaoke super computer...

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  • July 19th, 2011

  • As one of our more devoted listeners – hey, even we don’t bother logging on to the website any more – you’ll no doubt be aware of our proposed new project for...

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  • May 18th, 2011

  • E3 2011 is three weeks away. Or is it? Join Simon, Ann and games industry luminaries Michael French (editor-in-chief, MCV) and Nicholas Lovell (director, Gamesbrief.com) as they: * Talk about E3s gone...

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  • April 28th, 2011

  • Anyone who says PES 2011 3D isn’t the best 3DS football game isn’t only an idiot, but a liar. The mixed reviews put me off initially, but since Pilotwings has ramped up...

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  • October 16th, 2009

  • Amazing! (Yes, it is actually ours this time.We were literally flabbergasted. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone.)...

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  • June 29th, 2009

  • …like an old CD-ROM. See this: It’s a boring dark square, isn’t it? Currently. But just before 7:00pm this evening, it’ll flicker into life like when Alexander Graham Bell invented the Bluray...

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  • March 23rd, 2009

  • It’s a One Life Left special, as we meet Nolan “the father of videogames” Bushnell ahead of his brilliant BAFTA presentation: “My life in videogames.” Subscribers through iTunes or the RSS page...

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  • January 6th, 2009

  • It’s a reasonably Happy New Year as two-thirds of One Life Left mark their first day back in the office with resolutions, chat, songs, mistakes and one off-the-cuff comment we regret (cut...

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  • December 16th, 2008

  • I know it probably shouldn’t have done, but I’m bordering on being actually clinically depressed at the moment, so forgive my weaknesses. WARNING: CONTAINS SWEARS ANOTHER WARNING: This probably won’t be funny...

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  • October 10th, 2008

  • Have you bought FIFA on PSP yet? If not, read this, then do so, because it’s absolutely brilliant. Simon Byron’s review of FIFA 09 for Pocket Gamer. Remember, Pocket Gamer’s review scores...

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  • October 6th, 2008

  • Hello, hi. So, Ste’s in Japan which in radio terms means if One Life Left was a plane and Ste was a pilot, I’d have just slit his throat and I’m now...

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