Jessica Curry, founder and composer for The Chinese Room, will be hosting a new programme on major UK radio station Classic FM dedicated to video game music.

Curry, who has written the (excellent) music for games like Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, will be presenting various symphonic pieces of games music starting Sunday, April 22. The first series is set to run for six weeks.

Classic FM is a channel that dominates your grandparents’ house and every Christmas morning, so might be the last place you’d expect to be hosting a gaming show. But that’s only if you haven’t been listening to it for a while. Their weekly series dedicated to film music often changes things up by playing pieces from games including BioShock Infinite, Skyrim, and Final Fantasy. This new show will be taking that and giving it its own regular slot.

Having somebody like Curry who has composed symphonic games music being able to curate, present and discuss other game scores is incredibly exciting. She’s easily one of my favourite composers in the business, so I look forward to listening to her present to a wider audience.

The series, which is as of yet unnamed, will start on Sunday, April 22 at 9PM BST (GMT+1).

Joe is LPVG’s resident hardware nerd. If it’s overpriced and has gaudy RGB lighting, he’s probably drooling over it. He loves platformers, MMOs, RPGs, hack ‘n slashers and FPS, with his favourite games being Mirror’s Edge, Left 4 Dead, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Oblivion and Dead Space. Don’t ask him about his unhealthily large Monsters Inc memorabilia collection. Seriously, just don’t ask…