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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Chart 100 Market Economy THE RESULTS parts 1-3!

July 22nd, 2009 Posted by

I’ve been busy compiling all your votes the last few weeks and with the aid of SCIENCE on my side I have eventually come up with a DEFINITIVE list of the best games of all time. After all, who would know better than the listeners of One Life Left? It’s certainly taken up more time than I expected as there were so many variations on the gamenames ( Zelda [x] , Legend of Zelda: [x], Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, GTA: Vice City for example). And of course people who couldn’t spell (Tecken indeed..). I also took the […]


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Chart 100 Market Economy?

July 2nd, 2009 Posted by

Hello OLLers! For episode 100 I thought it might be fun to celebrate with having a chart of the 100 best games of all time according to the listeners. Thus, if people are reading this site as much as they should be, I’ll be able to compile said chart for episode 100. Please send your 20 favouritest games in the whole wide world ever! to derek at onelifeleft dot com. Oh and do be good and put them in the order of preference. Please note I reserve the right to put a Warriors game at the top of the charts […]


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We’re going all multimedia…

June 29th, 2009 Posted by

…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 disc. And for an hour or so, you’ll be able to view StudiOLL LIVE as we broadcast to the nation’s capital over FM and the world over the Internet. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to break new ground in videogames radio. And it’s sure to be an unmitigated disaster. Listening live is the only way to get the full OLL experience, before the sanitised version is set […]


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Series Five countdown:

May 1st, 2009 Posted by

Go to bed now, so it comes around quicker. See you soon!


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Happy ANNiversary!

April 3rd, 2009 Posted by

It was a sunny day three years ago that we climbed the rickety stairs to the Resonance FM studio to broadcast the first, and most definitely worst, One Life Left.  Actually, was it sunny? I can’t remember. Three years on, what have we learnt? Not a lot, but we do a lot less preparation now. I’m not really selling this as progress, am I? We’ve had a lot of fun over the past three years, and we hope you have too. So, thanks for listening or contributing (or listening and contributing), and libel suits pending, we’ll be making Europe’s only […]


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Mug shot

February 26th, 2009 Posted by

That’s the shot the Australians get of prostitutes in GTA. Thanks for my sexy mug!


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Free Market Economy – A Week In Review

February 6th, 2009 Posted by

Or something.N ow thoroughly bored with my chart feature which was going nowhere and bored me, I’ve decided to try something a bit different which will more than likely go nowhere in a similar manner and but hopefully be less boring. So in the spirit of the Ramones; hey ho let’s go. Saturday: Didn’t work as I was in The Game City that is Nottingham, meeting loyOLL (good grief! – everyone) fans Down Home Kitty and Kevin. I have to say, for a place claiming to be Game City, I didn’t see many game shops. Cex and Game is obviously […]


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Funny Money

February 4th, 2009 Posted by

A couple of posts down, before a bit of weather happened, I wrote to the Bank of England on behalf of everyone who’s interested in games and finance and mischief. I thought at best I’d be ignored. At worst, I expected a big telling off for wasting bank time. Is that a crime? It should be. But no! The Bank of England, the people in charge of all the money in this little country, took time out of their day to email me about a curious videogame. And here is what they said: Hello   Thank you for your e-mail on […]


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We’re snow sorry

February 2nd, 2009 Posted by

When it snows the world stops. Or at least the tubes, trains and buses in London do. And that’s bad news for teamatonelifeleft who travel from all four (three) corners of the globe to make Europe’s only FM broadcasting videogame radio show. The snow stopped the FM broadcast, which means it stopped the internet podcast. There is only one way to sum this up. And sorry. Really sorry. Mostly sorry because we had an amazing guest lined up for tonight. It’s Cliff Snow-Bliszard-Zinski! Again, sorry. But we’ll be back next week! And maybe we’ll have better snow based game related […]


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A question of money

February 1st, 2009 Posted by

When you have a question about money, who do you go to? Dear The Bank of England,   Hello. How are you?   I don’t know much about money, but I have a money question and you seem to be a good place to go to with money questions.   I heard a story the other day about a man who worked for a bank and ran off with a lot of money from the bank. This bank existed only in a virtual world called EVE (it’s a videogame or something) and the money that he stole wasn’t in pounds […]


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