Radiohead have been accused of breaching copyright with ‘Burn the Witch’ video

Family of 'Trumpton' creator are "deciding what to do next"

The family of Trumpton creator Gordon Murray have accused Radiohead of a “breach of copyright” over the band’s latest video for ‘Burn the Witch’.

In the clip, which we’ve previously compared to the Trumptonshire trilogy, an idyllic puppet village is revealed to have sadistic pagan qualities.

“Radiohead should have sought our consent,” said William Mollett, Murray’s son-in-law. “We consider this a tarnishing of the brand.”


He went on to say he wouldn’t show Murray the video as he’d be “appalled” and that it is “not something we would have authorised”.

He continued: “We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next.”

Compare the two styles for yourself in the Radiohead and Trumpton clips below:

Earlier this week Radiohead opened their new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ up to a number of visual artists, with the first work displayed online on Friday (13 May).

The band announced on Twitter and Instagram that they will share a series of vignettes inspired by the music on their new record, which was released on Sunday 8 May.


The band will hit the road in support of new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ later this month, the first night of the tour will be in Amsterdam on May 20.

Radiohead will play the following headline dates:

Amsterdam, Heineken Music Hall (May 20-21)
Paris, Le Zenith (May 23-24)
London, Roundhouse (May 26-28)
New York, Madison Square Garden (July 26-27)
Los Angeles, Shrine Auditorium (August 4, 8)
Mexico City, Palacio De Los Deportes (October 3-4)