New Spice Girls documentary on BBC One
BBC Entertainment and Simon Fuller's 19 today confirmed plans for a brand new Spice Girls documentary.
Spice Girls: Giving You Everything, to be screened in the UK on BBC One, tells the story of the band from the very beginning to the present day.
Despite the huge amount that has been spoken and written about them over the years, this will be the very first time the Spice Girls themselves have told the story of what it has been like inside the eye of the Girl Power storm.
Simon Fuller said: "This is the story of the greatest pop phenomenon since The Beatles, told in their own words. It will cover the highs and the lows, the laughter and the tears, from their pre-Spice Girls days and the forming of the group to the first taste of success, world domination and ultimately the break-up and the aftermath."
Elaine Bedell, Controller of BBC Entertainment Commissioning, said: "I'm really pleased that the Spice Girls have chosen to celebrate their reunion on BBC One. This unique documentary will provide exclusive access – and we're also delighted that they're showing such great support for BBC Children in Need."
Girl Power will hit UK screens as early as Friday 2 November when BBC One has the world exclusive screening of the Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) video. This single is one of two new songs that the Spice Girls have recorded for their Greatest Hits album and the five-piece will perform the official song for this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal during the BBC One telethon on Friday 16 November.
Spice Girls: Giving You Everything is directed by Emmy award-winning Bob Smeaton, whose previous work includes The Beatles Anthology. It is produced by Martin Smith and was commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Controller of BBC Entertainment Commissioning. Bob Massie is the Executive Producer for 19 Television.
The documentary will be distributed worldwide (excluding North America and Australia) by 3DD.
Notes to Editors
The Spice Girls will be donating all their profits from the single – commercially available from Monday 19 October – to the BBC Children in Need Appeal (registered charity no. 802052).