Girls Aloud - Ten Years at the Top

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

In the summer of 2002 Cheryl, Kimberley, Nicola, Nadine and Sarah were all unknowns. By December they’d been transformed into Girls Aloud, picked out of thousands of applicants to be in Popstars: the Rivals, and were on their way to their first number one single.

A lot has happened to them since the pink-n-leather chav-look for their Sound of the Underground video. Structured in three distinctive parts, this celebratory documentary starts with their early days in the band and the ensuing stardom, through their solo careers and personal lives, and then follows the five as they prepare for their reunion tour. Expect lots of glam outfits, pouting and wiggling.

About this programme

The story of the group, from their formation on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 to the release of their greatest hits album a decade later. Split into three chapters - The Definitive History, Solo Projects and Back Together Again - the documentary celebrates the band's biggest hits, explores solo projects such as Cheryl Cole's UK tour, Sarah Harding's film work and Nicola Roberts' passion for fashion, and catches up with all five a month before they go public with the announcement of their reunion.

Cast and crew


Girls Aloud


Executive Producer
Lee Connolly
Executive Producer
Iain Funnell
Vicky Thomas