The Five Thirty Show

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The Five Thirty Show
Genre lifestyle, Current affairs
Presented by Stephen Jardine (Jan 08-May 09);
Debi Edward (Jan-Apr 08);
Rachel McTavish (Apr 08-May 09)
Country of origin Scotland
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) STV News
Original network STV
Original release 28 January 2008 –
23 May 2009
Followed by The Hour (2009-2011)
Related shows STV News at Six
External links

The Five Thirty Show was a short-lived Scottish topical magazine show, which began broadcasting in Northern and Central Scotland on STV on Monday 28 January 2008. The programme was aired live from STV's Pacific Quay studios in Glasgow, with live link-ups to other parts of Scotland often featuring.

In May 2009, it was revealed that the programme would be axed and replaced by a new hour-long format entitled The Hour. The last regular edition of the programme aired on Friday 15 May 2009 and concluded with co-host Rachel McTavish's departure from STV.[1] The final live programme was followed by a week of compilation specials.


The show was originally intended to report on the top stories of the day from across STV's Northern and Central regions in a more relaxed style to its sister shows, Scotland Today and North Tonight (now known as STV News at Six). Within a short time of launch, the format was changed to include more lifestyle & feature items and a greater focus on entertainment stories.


The programme team since launch;

Main Presenters
Roving Reporters
Entertainment Correspondent


  1. ^ "STV axe ratings winner Five Thirty Show". Daily Record. 6 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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