Spice Girls were a global sensation but this documentary shows how their shining star flamed out so quickly

British all-girl pop group Spice Girls shone brightly but burnt out like shooting stars in short shrift. Below - Nala's newborn seal pup needs a name.

British all-girl pop group Spice Girls shone brightly but burnt out like shooting stars in short shrift. Below - Nala's newborn seal pup needs a name.

Taronga Who's Who in the Zoo:

Friday, 7.30pm (AEDST),  Nine Network / 9Now

Oscar-winning Australian actress Naomi Watts narrates this look behind Australia's Taronga Park and Western Plains zoos.

In this episode, after almost a year and half pregnancy, Nala, the Australian sea lion, surprises keepers by giving birth.

Zoo staff and vets guide the newborn through her first few months of life, but while they can offer this precious pup every comfort, the one thing missing is a name.

Meanwhile, special resident, Luk Chai the 11-year-old male Asian elephant, prepares for a big move from Taronga Western Plains Zoo to Melbourne Zoo. But border lockdowns threaten to halt Luk Chai's chance to take an important next step to become a breeding bull.

In Sydney, staff prepare to receive a pair of zebras who will share their patch of the newly developed enclosure with giraffes.

Total Control:  

Sunday, 8.40pm (AEDST), ABC TV / ABC iview

The high stakes horse-trading begins in Canberra as newly elected Member for Freeman Alex (Deborah Mailman) and five other Independents (including Rachel) - who now control the balance of power in Parliament - meet to decide the future of the nation.

With bigger threats looming, Alex and Rachel (Rachel Griffiths) will need to find a way to trust each other. But with Damien Bauer (Anthony Hayes) and Laurie Martin (William McInnes) both making their own plays for power, Alex and Rachel must work quickly to organise their fellow Independents. Alex finds a surprising ally in Paul Murphy (Wayne Blair), but the loyalty between the Independents is shaky, and Rachel - with help from the opportunistic Nick (Alex Dimitriades) - is playing her own game.

Leo (Harry Greenwood) finally uncovers Alex's troll is someone in her political sphere. So, while the country waits to find out who will be the next Prime Minister, Alex sets out to confront the man who made her life hell.

Spice Girls: How Girl Power Changed the World

Parts 1-2, Monday, 9.10pm (AEDST); Part 3, Tuesday, 10.10pm, Nine Network / 9Now

Twenty-five years on from Spice, the debut album of Britain's Spice Girls, this three-part documentary offers rare archival footage of the incredible rise to fame of the five-piece girl group that became a global phenomenon.

We delve into the supergroup from its birth, in 1994, to its demise just four years later, through the recollections of those who knew them best, including former manager Chris Herbert.

We are privy to audition footage and vintage interviews with the girls as they become a worldwide sensation and their first brash single Wannabe hits number one in 37 countries.

Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chrisholm and Victoria Beckham had to overcome intense scrutiny, sexism and scandal. They took it all in their stride, firing second manager Simon Fuller and taking charge of their own destiny.

The story of these outspoken young women is wrapped in nostalgia, with highlights from the most controversial, and defining moments of their brief but brilliant place in the sun.