Sam Tyler and his "magic radio". (LoM Series 2: Episode 6)

The "magic radio" was the name given to an old, battered police radio owned by DI Sam Tyler in 1973 that allowed him to receive communications from the year 2006 as an alternative to his television.

Use in Life on Mars[edit | edit source]

Ashes to Ashes[edit | edit source]

  • When Alex Drake, who had studied Sam Tyler, first arrived in Fenchurch East in 1981, she requested to find "the most advanced radio in the station" which would act similar to Tyler's magic radio. However, at this point in time, she did not receive any snippets of 2008. (A2A Series 1: Episode 1)
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