‘The More Beautiful Game’
Music written by Karl Kramer and James Whittle (performed by Nils Greenhow, Karl Kramer, Nick Tudor and James Whittle).
Written by James Bugg.
Directed by James Bugg and John Wakefield.
Produced by John Wakefield
In June 2011 I was asked along with a friend and colleague to write some incidental music and a theme song for a radio comedy to be aired on University Radio York (URY). Karl and I collaborated on words and music for two theme songs and scene segues for ‘The More Beautiful Game’, a comedy about table football. I am pleased to report that the show was nominated for the Student Radio Awards 2011, and that it won Bronze prize in the Best Speech Programming Category.
“The story of Yorkshireman and world class athlete, Geoff Batterson (played by Chris White) who wants to see his sport in the 2012 London Olympic games. There is a catch though. The sport is table football. Geoff not only faces the challenge of convincing the olympic committee, but must also be wary of rising table football star Kazayuki Takamoto, who threatens Batterson’s place as World Number 1. As the hearing and the table football World Cup final approach, Geoff, along with his best friend Alan (Dan Wood) test their friendship, their nerve and their devotion to the more beautiful game.”