Collectively known as the “Trumptonshire Trilogy,” the three aforementioned stop-motion series were created by Gordon Murray and began airing in 1966. Murray is 96 years old now, according to his son-in-law William Mollett, who told me over the phone when asked if he was aware of the Radiohead video, “I’m not aware of anything, no.” (Hopewell wasn’t immediately available for comment, and neither were Radiohead’s publicists, when asked if the band sought permission from rights holders.)

However, it’s not clear that Radiohead would’ve actually wanted Murray’s blessing for the “Burn the Witch” video, which ends up resembling a bit of vintage UK cinema far more familiar to non-British viewers: ‘70s horror film The Wicker Man. Teased since the mid-'00s, the song finds Thom Yorke intoning ominous commands like “Stay in the shadows/Cheer at the gallows” and “Abandon all reason/Avoid all eye contact.”

From “Decoding the Politics in Radiohead’s ‘Burn the Witch’ Video”