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Geri's 1990s: My Drive To Freedom

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner looks back on the 1990s and reflects on her own incredible journey from working-class Watford girl to international superstar.

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner looks back on the 1990s and reflects on her own incredible journey from working-class Watford girl to international superstar. She describes it as a decade of hope and opportunity that gave young people the freedom to be themselves and break down barriers.

Set against a backdrop of great political and social change, including the release of Nelson Mandela, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the election of New Labour, the 1990s was also a decade which saw a homegrown cultural revolution. The music and art scenes exploded, and suddenly Britain was the place to be. Britpop and girl power conquered the charts, and Geri herself became the iconic face of Cool Britannia in her famous Union Jack dress.

But fame didn't arrive until the mid-1990s for Geri, and she reflects on the key events that shaped her life before becoming part of one of the most successful girl bands of all time. She talks movingly about her close friendship with her pop idol pin-up George Michael and recalls how supportive he was when she left the Spice Girls and embarked on her solo career.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 18 Mar 2017 00:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Supergrass

    Alright

  • 00:02

    Massive Attack

    Unfinished Sympathy

  • 00:07

    Madonna

    Into The Groove

  • 00:15

    The Stone Roses

    Fools Gold

  • 00:18

    Primal Scream

    Loaded

  • 00:22

    Take That

    Relight My Fire (feat. Lulu)

  • 00:24

    Blur

    Parklife

  • 00:26

    Oasis

    Roll With It

  • 00:28

    Underworld

    Born Slippy .NUXX

  • 00:29

    Spice Girls

    Wannabe

  • 00:32

    Spice Girls

    Who Do You Think You Are

  • 00:35

    Radiohead

    No Surprises

  • 00:43

    Air

    Talisman

  • 00:47

    George Michael

    Faith

  • 00:47

    Michael & Robbie Williams.

    Freedom 90

  • 00:53

    Geri Halliwell

    Look At Me

  • 00:56

    The Prodigy

    Firestarter

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Geri Horner
Executive Producer Bridget Boseley
Producer Len Brown
Director Andy Baybutt
Production Manager Fiona Flannery
Production Company Outline Productions Ltd

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