Classic FM is bringing back High Score, a weekly radio show dedicated to video game music. The first series ran for six weeks in April and May, and was presented by Jessica Curry, a BAFTA-wining composer and co-founder of now-on-hiatus game studio The Chinese Room (Dear Esther, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, So Let Us Melt). Curry will return for season two, which runs for six weeks starting on November 4th at 9pm. The first and final instalments will be request shows, while the middle four explore themes such as love, quests, and the best video game music of 2017.
The first series of High Score was a huge success for Classic FM. The show smashed records for 'Listen Again,' the station's seven-day catch-up service, by appealing to both video game enthusiasts and those with a general love for sweeping, orchestral scores. "We were so encouraged by the response to the first series of High Score," Sam Jackson, managing editor for Classic FM said. "Since the launch of Classic FM 25 years ago, the station has been a pioneer and aimed to break down the barriers to classical music, so we can't wait for the new series." Classic FM, if you need a reminder, is available online, on DAB radio and 100-102 FM in the UK.