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Jessica Curry’s ‘High Score’ returns to UK radio in November

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Jessica Curry's 'High Score' returns to UK radio in November

Despite being a huge success for the UK’s Classic FM radio station I completely missed the first series of their video game focused show High Score. Between April and May, Jessica Curry — co-founder and composer of The Chinese Room’s Dear Esther and Everbody’s Gone to the Rapture — hosted the show to examine and celebrate orchestral game music. It proved to be a hit with fans of both games and classical music, garnered an audience of new, younger listeners, and was the most popular program on the station’s rebroadcast series, Listen Again. Unfortunately, there’s no simple way to go back and listen to High Score so it’s especially noteworthy to find out there will soon be a new series!

Between November 4th and December 9th Jessica Curry returns each Saturday for six hour-long episodes, beginning and ending with special all-request shows. Looking back at the tweets Curry received in the Spring there were a ton of requests and while they couldn’t comply at the time, the message was clearly received: there’s a new page on Classic FM’s site to submit your special requests for the show. The intervening four episodes will be based on themes and trends. Here’s the full schedule:

  • November 04: All-request Show
  • November 11: Depictions of Love
  • November 18: Quests!
  • November 25: Spoken and sung voices within games
  • December 02: The Best Video Game Music of 2017
  • December 09: All-request Show

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to present a second series of High Score for Classic FM. The first series was so much fun to do and the huge response that the show received was absolutely incredible. I’m just over the moon that people enjoyed it. I’m raring to go on the next one and can’t wait to hear what people come up with for the requests shows!”

– Jessica Curry

Listeners in the UK can tune in on 100-102 FM, digital radio, at, and on the Classic FM app. Those of us outside the territory may have to type in a valid UK postcode but should still be able to listen live from the site. In the meantime, don’t forget about Music Respawn, Kate Remington’s game music composer interview show on WSHU public radio from here in the States.

Did you catch the original run of High Score? Are you looking forward to the new series? What requests would you like to hear? Let us know in the comments below.

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