The Spice Girls: what is Channel 4 documentary ‘How Girl Power Changed Britain’ about - and when is it on TV?

Mel B recently teased that the band members could regroup for another tour in 2023

The Spice Girls albums bring back so many memories for any young woman growing up in the 1990s.

From choosing which girl you were most like - ranging from ginger to sporty, posh, scary and baby - to recreating the Wannabe dance routine with your girlfriends, the band took Britain by storm.

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Now, 25 years on from their debut album, Channel 4 will explore how the band shaped British pop culture, girl bands and how five girls rose to fame.

So, when is Channel 4’s ‘Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain’ on TV - and will the band members take part in the three-part documentary? This is what you need to know.

What is ‘Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain’ about?

Using hundreds of hours of archive footage and revealing interviews, the series will look back at the formation of the girl group, how they rose to stardom throughout the 90s and their lasting legacy.

The interviews will also reflect on the recent reunion tour in 2019, how their private lives have played out and their roles in the modern feminism movement.

Channel 4’s commissioning editor, Alisa Pomeroy, said of the three-part series: “The idea of using the story of the supremely popular and mould-breaking Spice Girls to make a multi-layered social history series was too good to pass up.

“The Spice Girls mirrored and influenced a generation of women and now, nearly 30 years since their formation, their story sheds light on the coming of age of modern feminism in ways we can fully appreciate for the first time.”

Will the original Spice Girls take part in the series?

While there has been no confirmation from the original group or from Channel 4, it could be likely that Mel B (aka Scary Spice) will take part.

She currently works with Channel 4 on other projects and last week teased another reunion tour, in 2023.

While presenting Mel B’s Packed Lunch on the channel, she said of another tour: “I think we’re hopefully on the same page together. They’re going to kill me for saying this! We’re hoping, especially me – if it has anything to do with me, which it will have ‘cause I’m the driving force and will make sure it happens – to tour in 2023."

It is not to be expected that Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham will make an appearance, as she has sought to distance herself from the rest of her bandmates.

Mel B also shared new nicknames for her girls, "Victoria has a crazy sense of humour, so she’d be Sarky Spice, as in sarcastic," Mel shared.

"Baby Spice is actually quite a raunchy sassy-pants, so she’d definitely be Lustful Spice.

"Melanie is a perfectionist, so it’s Perfect Spice. Geri, where do I start? Stop-wearing-white-and-wear-the-union-jack Spice. And me? I’d be Fabulous Spice."

When is ‘Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain’ on TV?

Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed Britain will air on Channel 4 and All 4 from Tuesday, 14 September at 9pm.