Radiohead‘s Burn The Witch video was a forthright nod to British animation Trumpton but it seems it was a little too close to the British children’s show.
William Mollett, the son-in-law of Trumpton creator Gordon Murray believes that the characters used in the video are far too similar to those in Trumpton and that it is “a tarnishing of the brand.”
“Radiohead should have sought our consent,” Mollett told The Daily Mail.
“It is not something we would have authorised. We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next.”
The Radiohead video for the track taken from their new album A Moon Shaped Pool features images of pagan worship and witchcraft, subjects that would’ve never been featured in the original show.
Trumpton creator Murray is now 95 and is yet to see the Radiohead’s video. Mollett will also not be showing him as “he would be appalled.”
Radiohead or video director Chris Hopewell are yet to comment on the copyright breach allegations.
Watch: Radiohead – Burn The Witch