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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OLL the single ladies (and men)

July 19th, 2011 Posted by

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 the year – releasing a double A-side Christmas charity single. The Do They Know It’s Christmas? “tribute” (does that get you round any stupid legalities?) is reasonably self-explanatory, though we would, of course, appreciate your input. Remember, you could be immortalised in an MP3 – one that, potentially, will be the subject of legal enquiries as we plead ignorance and point at charity cases in order to avoid […]


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OLL: Series 7

June 26th, 2011 Posted by

Hey everyone, Just a short note to welcome you to the new site and let you know that One Life Left relaunches on Resonance 104.4FM this Monday at 7pm BST. You can listen live on 104.4FM or on Resonance’s brilliant website. If you’re not around for the live show the podcast will be up later in the week. We have a new way of doing that! It doesn’t rely on unreliable Ste! More on that soon. So. Expect the same mixture of special guests, features (new and old), music and news. One Life Left remains our favourite thing and we’d […]


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Why football games should treat us like children

April 28th, 2011 Posted by

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 the difficult spike and become basically impossible, Street Fighter essentially a quest for virtual figurines and Ghost Recon more of a marathon than a sprint, I’ve been looking for a five-minute diversion and on paper PES 2011 fitted the bill. As you probably know, I am excellent at football games, what with me being the current Sensible Soccer World Champion and everything (by everything, I mean that specifically). […]


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Introducing One Life Left: No Continues

March 9th, 2011 Posted by

No Continues is new project for the OLL off-season: a radio show based on the videogame equivalent of a book club. Yes, that’s a little unwieldy and in the future perhaps we’ll be able to shorten it to ‘Game Club’. For now I want to make sure everyone’s on the same page. Or level. Mixed metaphors. The concept is simple. Each week, half-a-dozen people or more from the No Continues team gather at One Life Left’s Resonance FM studio to discuss three interesting, thematically linked videogames. At the end of the episode next week’s games are revealed and the cycle […]


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Episode #119 Fixed

January 31st, 2010 Posted by

Episode #119 was missing a ten minute chunk, essentially all of the reviews section. Not sure why, but it’s fixed now. You might have to force iTunes to refresh or something, though. Or just listen to it on the player above. Thanks to listeners for alerting me. NO THANKS TO THE BIKE SHOW / EUROGAMER / SHADOWY SABOTEURS FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN.


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Buy the Craig ‘The Rage’ Book

November 15th, 2009 Posted by

Hello One Life Left listeners. It’s cold outside. It’s dark. Soon it will be Christmas, and you know what that means. Greedy family members with their hands out, expecting you to give them something because of a coincidence of genetics. A few pointless skeins of DNA, and I’m obliged to buy you a basket of ‘smellies’ from Body Shop? F-off Nan. This Christmas you have another option. Fulfil your familial present-buying obligation while simultaneously extending a contemptuous middle finger to the gift-recipient by purchasing a copy of ’64 Bits of Pain’. That is my book. Featuring old classics and new […]


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ANNvestigating gaming rehab

November 11th, 2009 Posted by

Anyone who’s listened to this week’s show (btw, don’t I sound really great?) will be up to speed with the Gaming Addiction Treated in Rehab Clinic news. If not, here’s the low down: gaming addiction has been treated in a rehab clinic.  But with a story this big, we won’t just leave it there! Think of all the gamers barely able to prize their withered hands from their SingStar mics, desperate to make that call and book themselves into Broadway Lodge, scared to even consider it because actually they have no idea how much it bloody well costs. Don’t worry game addicts! The industry’s leading ANNvestigator is […]


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One Night Left

October 28th, 2009 Posted by

Just over 48 hours to go now. And Oh My GOD: the poster. Thanks to the supremely talented daninski for that. So, so beautiful. So, so excited.


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A preview of what we’ll be talking about for the next 12 months at the very least

October 16th, 2009 Posted by

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


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OLL top 100 games of all time final few..

July 27th, 2009 Posted by

The tension mounts as we near the no.1 spot! (Are you sure about that? – Everyone) 10 Half-Life 2 9 Metroid Prime 8 Super Mario Galaxy 7 Final FantasyVII 6 Monkey Island games The final 5 will soon be revealed! What will they be? Well No. 5 is Sensible Soccer! Which is several Sensies mixed together of course but it all counts. Naturally the single button Amiga version was best. Definitely the best football game of all time ever! No.4 is Katamari Damacy Which had the honor of featuring in my very first Free Market Economy. I just went for […]


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