Spice World

Date: 1997
Director: Bob Spiers
Production Company: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Spice Productions, Fragile Films, Icon Entertainment International, Polygram Filmed Entertainment

Stars: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner (nee Haliwell), Victoria Beckham, Richard E Grant, Claire Rushbrook, Richard Briers, Barry Humphries, George Wendt, Mark McKinney, The Spicebus!
Location(s): London, Surrey

Region(s): ,

Storyline:

Girl Power pop group The Spice Girls feature in a “mock” documentary much in the vein of “A Hard Day’s Night (1964)”. Five days in the lives of the girls as they have fun on and off their Spicebus.

Additional Information:

Screen captures by Ray Edwards

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In the opening scenes the Spice Girls emerge to waiting fans.

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Assistant Deborah (Claire Rushbrook) lookson as the Spice Girls continue signing autographs for their fans.

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With the girls onboard, the Spicebus sets off on its job taxiing the girls around. Seen here crossing Blackfriars Bridge with St Paul's Cathedral prominent to the left.

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The Spicebus traveling along Great George Street in Westminster SW1.

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The Spicebus driving alongside the River Thames on Chelsea Embankment in SW3.

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The Spicebus arriving along Kensington Gore in Kensington SW7.

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Spice Girls being interviewed by Jonathon Ross outside The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington.

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The Film Producer (George Wendt) and Grayden (Mark McKinney) sitting in his apartment with views of Battersea Power Station across the River Thames.

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The Spicebus on Broad Sanctuary, Westminster SW1 with the Methodist Central Hall on Storey Gate to the centre.

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Joining Ludgate Hill in the City of London EC4 after passing St Paul's Cathedral.

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Outside the fictitious Daily Event newspaper building . . . Tris advises that this a view of the former King's Reach Tower, now South Bank Tower, from Hatfields SE1.

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. . . and looking upwards for better identification of King's Reach Tower, recognised by Tris.

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Kevin McMaxford (Barry Humpries) editor of Daily Event sitting in his office with views of London's BT Tower.

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The Spicebus still in motion, turning right . . .

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Tris advises that the Spicebus is descending Ladbroke Grove before turning into Ladbroke Gardens W11 and that the junction features in 'Robbery',

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. . . then along this road . . .

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No bus sweeping into Ladbroke Gardens from Ladbroke Grove in Tris's view.

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. . . to pass a flower stall.

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Tris provides this comparison shot of the Turquoise Triangle building at 222 Westbourne Grove W11.

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Meanwhile, the Film Producer and Grayden have a working lunch with Clifford (Richard E Grant) somewhere near Tower Bridge.

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Grayden with Tower Bridge behind him.

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The Spice Girls' Spicebus rounds Lansdowne Crescent W11, about 200m in from Ladbroke Grove. Identified by RL.

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The Spicebus traveling along a grand terraced street. St Peter’s Notting Hill as viewed from Stanley Gardens located by RL.

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The Spicebus turning out from Lucan Place in Chelsea SW3 onto Fulham Road. Behind the bus is Michelin House, the original UK Headquarter of the Michelin Tyre Company.

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The Spicebus whizzes past a group of people eating al fresco. Richard Lovejoy recognised The Bluebird at 350 King’s Road in SW3.

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Continuing on, the Spicebus passes along this tree lined street.

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When the Spice Girls are misquoted in the press and the Catholic church is upset, the Archbishop (Richard Briers) speaks out from outside Westminster Cathedral on Francis Street SW1.

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Having flown out to Milan, Italy, the Spice Girls run through one of their songs. This is actually Broadgate Circle, Broadgate EC2.

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The Spice Girls march back to their rooms at their hideaway. RL identifies this as Loseley Park near Guildford in Surrey, also seen in 'The Legacy', 'The Counterfeit Plan', 'Silent Dust', 'A Dandy in Aspic' and 'I was Monty’s Double'.

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Emerging from a telephone kiosk is actor Bob Hoskins.

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Treating some fans to a day out, the girls head to London's Docklands.

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Aerial view of the Spicebus arriving to drop the girls off.

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The girls treat two young fans to a song and a trip on the waters of one of London's remaining docks. Millwall Inner Dock in London E14 identified by RL.

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Clifford and Deborah look on from a bridge at the girls speeding around the dock. Glengall Bridge on Pepper Street, Millwall Inner Dock E14 found by RL.

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The Spice Girls walk away from outside the Rendezvous venue they first performed for Clifford.

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The girls sit down having some down time alongside the River Thames with the Albert Bridge in the background.

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The Spicebus dashing back to The Royal Albert Hall passes down Coventry Street off Piccadilly Circus.

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The Spicebus gets everywhere passing by Eland House, Bressenden Place SW1. This building was only two years old when the movie was made being home to the Department of the Environment and Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. In 2012 it was sold off to be redeveloped four years later and renamed Verde.

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A very familiar location world-wide. The Spicebus passes Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London WC2.

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Of course the Spicebus couldn't miss a run past Buckingham Palace. Westminster, London SW1.

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Final stop for the Spicebus, dropping the girls off in Prince Consort Road, Kensington SW7 where the girls seen running up the steps . . .

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. . . towards a few remaining fans entering The Royal Albert Hall.