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ITV Commissions Spice Girls Doc   
Catherine Neilan
Broadcast    28 June 2015

The Spice Girls’ impact on the 1990s is to be investigated for an ITV1 documentary by Burning Bright Productions.

The 90-minute film Girl Power: The Story of the Spice Girls (w/t) will feature interviews with all five of the singers and key players in their story, including their mothers. Jennifer Saunders, who is writing the musical Viva Forever!, which was unveiled this week, will also be featured.

 

The doc will follow The Spice Girls in the lead-up to the premiere of the musical, which features their hits, later this year. The doc will TX at Christmas.

Posh, Scary, Ginger, Sporty and Baby, who still hold the record as the best-selling all-female pop group of all time, will look back at their rise to fame and how their music, look and attitude changed the 90s.

Girl Power: The Story of the Spice Girls is produced and directed by Suzannah Wander for Burning Bright.

Diana Howie, commissioning editor of factual, and Alison Sharman, director of factual and daytime, ordered the one-off doc.

Burning Bright founder and managing director Clive Tulloh said the Spice Girls “defined a generation” and described the film as “a Christmas treat”.

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