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Rachael Beck and David Hobson perform live in studio

Rachael Beck and David Hobson perform live in studio

Human Nature perform live in studio

Human Nature. HUMAN NATURE: Australian pop vocal group Human Nature spend most of their year living and performing in Las Vegas, so when they’re back home it’s always exciting to catch up with them.

Is this a ghost?

Ghost picture. GHOST PICTURE: It’s the day of the year for creepy tales and ghost stories.

Bob Hart's beloved coq-au-vin

Coq a vin. BOB HART: Coq-au-vin has long been a bistro stalwart and, as such, has suffered some serious indignities at the hands of pub chefs and others in this country.

What to eat during exam period

VCE exams EXAM DIET: Tomorrow morning is the beginning of a stressful period for VCE students, as the English exam starts at 9am.

Hollywood approach for classic

Denis Walter and John Marsden. TOMORROW SERIES: An Australian literary classic might be set for a Hollywood makeover with overseas producers constantly enquiring about buying the rights to the story.

Melbourne man builds Hobbit House

Danny Nolan's Hobbit House. HOBBIT HOUSE: A Melbourne man has re-created a Hobbit House from the movie ‘The Hobbit’, which he now has set up nicely in his backyard.

Pecorino and macadamia salad

Macadamia Nut BOB HART: I love this salad, especially as the hot weather begins to make its presence felt, because it could not exist without both Italian and Australian input.

No rules school actually exists

Bully NO RULES: A school with no rules. It sounds like many kids dreams all at once and for Swanson Primary School in West Auckland, it’s a reality.

Denis Walter on the Dawn Princess

Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess'. GALLERY: Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess' cruise-ship.

Bob Hart's smoked trout pate

Smoked trout pate RECIPE: This dish is a glorious supper offering which is delicious in all weather, and dead easy to make.

Mark Holden's bizarre performance

Mark Holden DANCING: The bizarre behaviour from Mark Holden on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Tuesday night has viewers saying he should be kicked off the show.

Top ten movie wives

Here's a highly subjective selection of ten of the most memorable movie wives. Enjoy. JIM SCHEMBRI: Here's a highly subjective selection of ten of the most memorable movie wives. Enjoy.

New release movies, Oct 10

New release movies with Jim Schembri. REVIEWS: Jim Schembri reviews The Judge, Siddarth, Tusk and The Case Against 8.

Jim's movie cheat sheet, Oct 10

The great Michael Caine has signalled that he'll be happy to put his feet up for good. MOVIE NEWS: The great Michael Caine has signalled that he'll be happy to put his feet up for good.

Hayes re-lives shaky debut

hayes LENNY: St Kilda champion Lenny Hayes finished his career with 297 matches, a Norm Smith Medal, three All-Australian selections and three club best and fairests, however his career did not get off to the smoothest of starts.

Reporter resigns in dramatic walk out

news reader USA: A news reporter in Alaska has quit her job on live television in a dramatic final broadcast as she swore and walked off the set.

'Robbie signed my bum for a tattoo'

Robbie tatt ROBBIE WILLIAMS: A die-hard fan has had Robbie Williams' signature tattooed onto her backside where the pop star signed his name at his Swings Both Ways Melbourne concert on Tuesday night.

Recipe: Shredded lamb shoulder

union RECIPE: This is a simple dish, but does require a little pre organization with roasting the lamb shoulder. You could even roast the lamb the day before – or use left over lamb roast.

Interview: Domesticating vampires

TaikaWaititiHeadshot JIM SCHEMBRI: The comedy mockumentary What We Do In the Shadows shows the everyday lives of four vampires who share a house in downtown Wellington, New Zealand.

Interview: Remaking the Turtles

Turtles JIM SCHEMBRI: To some cineastes, American Hollywood producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form represent the lowest form of mainstream movie culture.

Quail in grape and verjuice 'bath'

union RECIPE: Quail in a grape and verjuice 'bath', soft white polenta with taleggio.

New release movie reviews, Sept 11

New release movies FILMS:: This week Jim Schembri reviews Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; The Giver; Night Moves; Step Up: All In; and The Immigrant.

New release film reviews - Sept 4

In Richard Linklater's leisurely longform experimental film we watch the travails of growing up through the eyes of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), who actually ages throughout the film from six to 18. JIM SCHEMBRI: New release films this week are: Boyhood; What we do in the shadows; Into the storm; The grandmaster; and The reckoning.

Anything Goes stars join Denis

Musical theatre stars Caroline O'Connor and Todd McKenney announced in the cast for Anything Goes. WATCH: Musical theatre stars Caroline O'Connor and Todd McKenney join Denis Walter in studio to talk about Anything Goes which will hit stages around Australia in 2015.

Arquette: 'This movie was a gift'

In the remarkable new film Boyhood, director Richard Linklater got his cast to commit to a shooting schedule that stretched over 12 years. JIM SCHEMBRI: In the remarkable new film Boyhood, director Richard Linklater got his cast to commit to a shooting schedule that stretched over 12 years.

Lemon Pearl Barley Risotto

union RECIPE: Lemon pearl barley risotto with cavolo nero, feta & chilli.

Gossip Sheet - September 2

Sarah Jessica Parker at Melbourne Cup Carnival, Flemington. DONNA DEMAIO: Sarah Jessica Parker slams the world's obsession with judging people on their looks.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - August 29

f JIM SCHEMBRI: Here's news that suggests Catholicism is now transforming into an action franchise.

New release film reviews - August 28

FelonyLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: An outstanding, tautly directed, superbly acted that again proves, as did Animal Kingdom, that Australian filmmakers have a distinctive knack for quality crime dramas.

The Lion King returns to Australia

lionking WATCH: The Lion King stars perform 'He Lives In You' live in the studio.

'Felony': Joel Edgerton interview

Joel Edgerton and Matthew Saville INTERVIEW: What happens when a very bad thing happens to a very good cop - and it's his fault?

Duck legs braised in Madeira

union RECIPE: Duck legs braised in Madeira with medjool dates and fregola.

Jim's cheat sheet - Aug 22

Jet Li CHEAT SHEET: Expendables 3 struggles at the box office, Helen Mirren romantic charmer The Hundred-Foot Journey impresses and Chinese films test on-screen text-a-longs.

Four generations of August 15

candles LISTEN: With the birth of a baby boy last week, a Melbourne family now has four generations born on the same day.

The Bellamy Brothers still singing

The Bellamy Brothers LISTEN: Country music greats The Bellamy Brothers have been performing around the world since the 1970s, and they're not sick of it yet.

Jimmy Barnes releases duets album

barnesdenis WATCH: When it comes to Aussie rock, nobody has taken the Aussie music scene quite like Jimmy Barnes.

Potato Gnocchi and Mushroom Ragu

union RECIPE: Union Dining's celebrity chef Nicky Riemer's 'potato gnocchi and mushroom ragu' recipe.

VIDEO: The Inbetweeners

inbetweeners WATCH: Though the British TV high-school sitcom The Inbetweeners only aired for three seasons between 2008 and 2010 its portrait of life as seen by four bottom-feeding friends quickly became hugely popular.

MIFF highlights - Aug 15

Alas, the Melbourne International Film Festival is in its final weekend, yet there are still plenty of choice offerings to be enjoyed. Here's a selection of the best. MIFF: Alas, the Melbourne International Film Festival is in its final weekend, yet there are still plenty of choice offerings to be enjoyed. Here's a selection of the best.

Fred Cook joins Denis Walter

cook WATCH: Football champion Fred Cook joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Jim's cheat sheet - Aug 15

Screen great Lauren Bacall dies CHEAT SHEET: Screen great Lauren Bacall dies, David Brent to continue fame quest, plus Quixote and vampires. This cheat sheet has it all.

'God looked after the whole thing'

TasPappasHeadshot JIM SCHEMBRI: Eddie Martin's remarkable documentary All This Mayhem charts the rapid rise and tragic fall of two champion skateboarders, Ben and Tas Pappas.

New release film reviews - August 14

PostmanPat JIM SCHEMBRI: Knowing precisely who his audience is and how best to please them, Sylvester Stallone and his gang of gung-ho geriatrics are back with even more firepower and even more story than they had the last time around.

MIFF week 2 highlights

CurtainCall JIM SCHEMBRI: Melbourne International Film Festival week 2 highlights

Jim's movie cheat sheet - August 8

Gravity JIM SCHEMBRI: Riding high from the global success of Gravity, Sandra Bullock has landed gently atop the annual Forbes list of the world's richest female actors.

These Final Hours: Zak Hilditch

zak WATCH: In Zak Hilditch's apocalyptic film These Final Hours a comet strikes the northern hemisphere, sending a wall of fire across the Earth, vapourising everything in its path.

Pea and Ham Soup

soup BOB HART: When it comes to creating warming dishes to combat weather like this, frankly, risks should never be taken. And there is one dish that simply never fails to warm even those bits other dishes don’t reach: pea and ham soup.

New release movie reviews - 7 August

Rocket the raccoon, star of the show! MOVIES: If there was no other reason to recommend it, Guardians of the Galaxy would be worth several times the price of admission just for the raccoon.

Kat Stewart joins Denis Walter

Kat Stewart joins Denis Walter IN STUDIO: Actor Kat Stewart joined Denis Walter in studio ahead of the 2014 Offspring finale.

John Williamson joins Denis Walter

John Williamson joins Denis Walter in the studio. WATCH: Australian singer songwriter John Williamson joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Tess Masters on 'The Blender Girl'

tess WATCH: Tess Masters, also known as ‘The Blender Girl’ joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter

Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter in the studio. WATCH: Australian singer-songwriter Richard Clapton joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Super saver Wendy joins Denis

Wendy Gower joins Denis Walter. LISTEN: Australia's best money saver, Wendy Gower, joins Denis Walter in the studio.

Family Feud error: Ride or Bride?

rideLEAD FEUD GAFFE: Denis Walter believes he's detected an error in Monday night's 'Family Feud' episode which may have cost the contestant $10,000.

Bob Hart's golden syrup dumplings

Dumplings.jpg RECIPE: There is a gloriously Australian winter pudding we seldom encounter on menus these days, which is ridiculous. That pudding is golden syrup dumplings.

Tracey Ryan ticks off her bucket list

Tracey Ryan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. LISTEN: We often joke about bucket lists, and what you want to get done before you die.

A live tribute to Cat Stevens

Darren Coggan performs live in the studio. WATCH: Darren Coggan joins Denis Walter in the studio for a tribute to Cat Stevens.

Cold enough for you?

bird1 PHOTOS: It was -3C in Castlemaine this morning - cold enough to freeze a birdbath.

HIV on the rise in Australia

Kim Davis from Positively Fabulous. LISTEN: A woman infected with HIV says there needs to be more dialogue around the disease as new figures reveal an increase in Australia.

The McClymonts perform live

The McClymonts sisters perform live in the studio. WATCH: The McClymonts sisters join Denis Walter in the studio and perform live.

Meet Skippy, the white kangaroo

kangaroo PHOTO: A 3AW Afternoons listener has spotted Skippy the white kangaroo.

Matthew's incredible Will to Live

willtolive WATCH: If you think you're having a bad day, think again. This story will inspire you.

Bob Hart's Southern Fried Chicken

Fried chicken RECIPE: Mastery of this American classic is, frankly, an essential element of living the good life, in the US and elsewhere.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - June 26

22JumpStreetLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: Nobody could argue that he didn't have a great innings. Still it was immensly sad to hear of the passing of the great character actor Eli Wallach at the epic age of 98.

Portland Rockfish Burger

burger RECIPE: Credit where credit’s due: I ate one of these amazing burgers in a burger joint adjacent to the legendary Ace Hotel in Portland yesterday, and it was truly spectacular.

New release film reviews - June 26

YvesSaintLaurentLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: The sheer scale of Transformers 4 - or Transformers 5, if you count Noah - reminds us that there is never anything wrong or bad or dumb or just plain stupid about a Michael Bay film.

'The whole world is a men’s room'

parliament LISTEN: A prominent Melbourne feminist has squashed suggestions Victoria should introduce a Minister for Men’s Affairs.

Shooting the playboy producer

otto VIDEO: Jim Schembri interviews Gracie Otto ahead of her feature-length debut 'The Last Impresario'.

Top ten mystery and suspense films

MurderontheOrientExpressLEA JIM SCHEMBRI: The absorbing suspense drama The Two Faces of January reminds us of just how few mystery and suspense films there are at the multiplex these days. So, where have all the mysteries gone?

Jim's movie cheat sheet - June 20

HanSoloheadshot JIM SCHEMBRI: While working away on the new Star Wars film, Harrison Ford, who is returning in his original role as Han Solo, suffered a banged ankle when the door of Solo's space freighter, The Millennium Falcon, slammed down on his tootsie.

'It was scary out there'

Eight years after being stranded at sea for four days, diver Rob Hewitt has told his incredible survival story. LISTEN: Eight years after being stranded at sea for four days, diver Rob Hewitt has told his incredible survival story.

Tania Zaetta talks Bollywood

Tania Zaetta has released an online program aimed at building a better body through Pilates training. WATCH: Tania Zaetta in the 3aw studio with Denis Walter talking Bollywood and Pilates.

Brian Cadd says Axiom reuniting

West Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer Brian Cadd has teamed up with Glenn Shorrock for a new concert. LISTEN: West Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist and producer Brian Cadd has teamed up with Glenn Shorrock for a new concert.

Bob Hart: Eating America

Flatiron steak MEAT: There is something very satisfying about the best of conventional, traditional American food. And last night I had a meal that pretty much summed it up its finest qualities.

Sheridan makes LA singing debut

Hugh Sheridan and Donna Demaio. WATCH: The new multi-million Qantas Business Lounge has been officially opened at Tom Bradley airport Los Angeles, with a soulful rendition of Come Fly with Me, sung by performer Hugh Sheridan.

Putting mystery back into movies

HosseinAmini JIM SCHEMBRI: For more than 20 years A-list screenwriter Hossein Amini has wanted to bring Patricia Highsmith's 1964 mystery thriller The Two Faces of January to the screen.

New release movie reviews - July 19

GaloreLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: Despite the huge success of the first film, the good folk at Dreamworks were somehow paranoid about kids getting restless and their parents nodding off during the follow up.

Warning: Don’t wash raw chicken

Washing raw chicken can lead to a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning, according to food safety experts. HEALTH: Washing raw chicken can lead to a potentially dangerous form of food poisoning, according to food safety experts.

Shopping in store? Don't bother

Online Shopping LISTEN: In store shopping assistants are potentially doing themselves out of a job by directing their customers to shop online instead of in their store.

Nicole and Keith to renew vows

Nicole Kidman and Keith urban have announced they will renew their vows, eight years after tying the knot. Marriage celebrant Greg Evans tells Denis Walter why people choose to renew their marriage vows. LISTEN: Nicole Kidman and Keith urban have announced they will renew their vows, eight years after tying the knot. Marriage celebrant Greg Evans tells Denis Walter why people choose to renew their marriage vows.

A year without matches

Claire Dunn quit her job as a campaigner for the Wilderness Society and headed bush for 12 months. LISTEN: Claire Dunn quit her job as a campaigner for the Wilderness Society and spent a year in the bush eating possums, skinning wallabies for clothing and creating fire with sticks.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - 13 June

Jim's cheat sheet - 13 June. CHEAT SHEET: A heretofore successful marriage in Japan has hit the bricks thanks to a disagreement over Disney's mega-hit animated film Frozen.

Jim Keays dies, aged 67

Australia rock icon Jim Keayes has died, aged 63, after a long battle with cancer. LISTEN: Australia rock legend Jim Keays has died, aged 67, after a long battle with cancer.

Bob Hart: Fried bologna sandwich

Fried Bologne sandwich BOB HART: Bob Hart has discovered American singer Toby Keith’s Fried Bologna Sandwiches.

Mondo Rock live in the studio

Mondo WATCH: Ross Wilson and Eric McCusker of Mondo Rock perform live on 3AW Afternoons.

Kidman wows fans in Melbourne

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban wow guests on the Swisse red carpet. VIDEO: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban prefaced their arrival at the Swisse Celebrate Life Ball at the Grand Hyatt with a visit to the Monash Children's Hospital where they talked with patients and staff.

Top ten tear jerkers

GreenMileLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: With the movie adaptation of John Greene's best-seller The Fault in Our Stars set to have people weeping in multiplexes the world over, here is a highly subjective selection of films that bring a tear to the eye.

Gossip Sheet - June 11

brynne DONNA DEMAIO: Blonde Brynne has taken another step towards shaking off her ex.

WWE wrestler live in the studio

dashwood WATCH: WWE wrestler Tenille Dashwood joins Denis Walter in the studio.

New release movie reviews - June 5

GraceofMonaco1LEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: Our ever-durable action-man Tom Cruise suffers a major case of GDS - Groundhog Day Syndrome - in Doug Liman's ripping sci-fi alien invasion adventure in which an army public relations officer keeps reliving the same day.

Johnny Chester joins Denis Walter

chester WATCH: Johnny Chester joined Billy Pinnell and Denis Walter in the studio this afternoon.

Denis photos: A blast from the past

Denis Walter
Album cover PHOTOS: In a walk down memory lane on Tuesday, Denis Walter and Peter Hitchener decided that safari suits and platform soled shoes should be scrapped from the fashion cycle.

Tara's Mini Break

Tara's Mini Break to Bendigo! 3AW's Tara Davies is leaving the hustle and bustle of the city and taking a mini break.This time, she is taking a road trip to Bendigo!

Melbourne secures David Bowie exhibition

bowie-2 DONNA DEMAIO: Melbourne has secured a massive artistic coup, with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Federation Square to host the exhibition called "David Bowie is".

Adam Hills' Happyism

Adam Hills WATCH VIDEO: Funnyman on his new comedy show in Melbourne

Glenn Frey with Denis Walter

Glenn Frey THE EAGLES: Eagles' frontman and six-time-Grammy-Award-winner Glenn Frey is coming to Melbourne and the legendary singer joined Denis Walter on Friday afternoon. Listen to his fascinating interview with Denis here.

Aussie Mum takes out Ms. Nude

Miss Nude LISTEN: A Victorian Mum has been crowned Miss Nude World 2013 in Ohio. The 36-year old 'fitness freak' with a passion for sewing joined Denis Walter on Thursday afternoon for a quick chat about the unusual contest and her victory last month.

Sally Cooper Live

Sally Cooper plays live in studio with Denis Walter. SALLY & HER VIOLIN: Accomplished instrumentalist Sally Cooper joined Denis Walter in studio with her violin in hand to play an excerpt from her new album, 'Golden'.

Harrison Craig of The Voice

Harrison Craig THE VOICE: As season 2 of The Voice AU debuted in front of 1.8 million fans, one voice stood out from the others. Melbourne Schoolboy Harrison Craig melted ears and hearts, delivering a stellar debut.

Dazzling Bond girl in Studio

Rachel Grant VIDEO: Former James Bond girl Rachel Grant talked to Denis Walter in the 3AW Studio on Friday afternoon regarding her experience in the 2002 film Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan.

George '007' Lazenby on 3AW

George Lazenby 50 YEARS OF JAMES BOND: In honour of the 50th anniversary of James Bond, Australian actor and one-time Bond star George Lazenby joined Denis Walter in the studio on Thursday afternoon. Watch the fascinating interview here.

Top Substitute Teacher films

Copp LIST: The touching Oscar-nominated French/Canadian classroom drama Monsieur Lazhar is the latest to feature the bumpy rides endured by substitute teachers. Here's our pick of six of the best.

Kath & Kim with Denis Walter

Kath and Kim FILM RELEASE: Australia's most famous dysfunctional Mother-daughter combination Kath & Kim joined Denis Walter this afternoon and gave listeners of taste of their upcoming film, Kath & Kimderella. Listen to the amusing interview here.

Shannon Lush on Afternoons

Lush Shannon Lush is our resident natural product cleaning lady. Do you have any goo that needs removing? Any stubborn stains that won't budge? Shannon will have the answers! Listen to her latest segment now and leave a question for next time.

Movies with Jim Schembri

Jimmy S Jim Schembri is one of Australia's most respected film critics. Find out Jim's thoughts on the latest movies, interviews and more!

Denis Walter's Experts

Denis Walter If you missed something on Denis' show and you need to get in contact with any of the regulars, this page is your one stop shop for all the Afternoon experts.

Damien Leith performs 'Beautiful'

Damien Leith Denis Walter VIDEO: Irish Aussie singer and songwriter Damien Leith joined Denis Walter in studio to chat about his new about 'Now and Then', upcoming tour and performed his song Beautiful.

Embarrassing playmate?

PLayboy Denis Walter takes calls on embarrssing family members.

Stones manager reminisces

Cutler AUDIO: Denis Walter and Billy Pinnell chatted with former Rolling Stones manager Sam Cutler on Friday. Sam offers some great insight into The rock n roll days of the Stones and discusses his new book. 'You can't always get what you want.'

Gurrumul with Denis Walter

Gurrumul stunned Denis Walter with his voice VIDEO: Stunning singer Gurrumul joined Denis Walter for the second time on April 20 .. again, enjoy his amazing voice.

3AW Momentum Small Business Success Awards

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