You are most welcome to the latest episode of the Doctor Who Podcast.

Within this jam-packed podcast you will find an interview with writer Nev Fountain, he of Big Finish, Dead Ringers and Mervyn Stone Mysteries fame.  Trevor had a chat with him about all things comedy, Doctor Who and sofas.

Michele and Ian review the Big Finish Companion Chronicle, Peri and the Piscon Paradox.

We read through your feedback for the 2011 Christmas special.

All this, and a major announcement that will shake the DWP to its very foundations.  A little.

With the season of gift giving upon us, the DWP Campervan turns its thoughts towards Christmas, and how Doctor Who has celebrated the season across its entire run.

The DWP Team of Trevor, James and Tom welcome special guest Leeson from the Radio Rassilon podcast in discussing Doctor Who and its references to Christmas. From breaking the fourth wall in the Hartnell era to flying sharks in the Matt Smith era, its all there.

Ian and Michelle also drop by with reviews on the Big Finish entries into the yuletide spirit.

This week on the podcast we review two of the lost Sylvester McCoy stories released from Big Finish – Animal and Earth Aid.

We also have an interview with one of the stars from Earth Aid – Paterson Joseph – the Doctor who almost was.

The Cybermen, classic monsters who terrorised the Doctor during the run of the original series, returned for the new series rejuvenated, revitalised and reinvented for a modern audience.

The DWP Campervan plays host to the metal meanies this episode with Trevor, Tom and James discussing the rebirth of the Cybermen in the new series of Doctor Who.

Ian and Michelle also review a Cybermen story from the Big Finish range.

In April this year a great loss occurred in the Doctor Who community with the death of Elisabeth Sladen, perhaps better known as Sarah Jane Smith, companion to the Third and Fourth Doctors.

It was a loss so sudden, so unexpected, and revealed what a private person Elisabeth was. It is only now courtesy of her autobiography we are finding out more about this extraordinary woman.

The DWP Team pay tribute to Lis by talking about her time on Doctor Who, her work in the Sarah Jane Adventures, her foray into the world of Big Finish and other spin off media.

Spend some time with Sarah Jane this week.

What self respecting podcast doesn’t release an episode on November 23rd?

Certainly not The Doctor Who Podcast!

In this episode we have a chat about the rumours surrounding the Doctor Who movie. The Doctor Who convention in March 2012 comes under our piercing DWP gaze.

We draw the Simon Guerrier competition which we started in episode #108.

The Ark has recently been released on DVD, and Trevor and James take a look at what it has to offer.

During the London Riots earlier in the year, our very ownJames tried to find a quiet table and sit down with Simon Guerrier, a name that you might not all be familiar with but one that has been cropping up in the world of Doctor Who for many years now.

Simon has written for Big Finish for the Fifth and Seventh Doctors. Contributed stories to the Short Trips range. He has written original novels for the First and Tenth Doctors. Written comic strips. Made Bernice Summerfield come to life in the printed word. And produced some of the most fondly remembered documentaries which have featured on the 2Entertain range of classic series DVD releases.

In fact pretty much the only thing he HASN’T done is written for the new series.

Though that can’t be far away.

James had a fascinating chat with Simon, a man who has had such a submliminal effect on our enjoyment of Doctor Who. You might not know who he is, but after this interview, you will.

Time to delve into the wonderful universe of Big Finish at the Doctor Who Podcast.

The latest fifth Doctor trilogy of Heroes of Sontar, Kiss of Death and Rat Trap make their way across the DWP Campervan kitchen bench for us to slice, dice and boil down to its constituent parts.

We also announce another competition in which you can win some major prizes. We meant to announce this competition last week, but um, forgot. Sorry about that.

This episode is all about the reviews, as the DWP Campervan rips off the shrinkwrap from a couple of Doctor Who DVDs and Big Finish audios.

On the DVD front, Day of the Daleks and Paradise Towers are reviewed by Trevor, Tom and James.

And making their first appearance inside the DWP Campervan, DWP forum moderators Ian and Michelle review the Big Finish audio Find and Replace.

A quick glance at the Wikipedia entry for Joe Lidster will show that he knows his Doctor Who and related spinoffs.

He has written for Big Finish, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures, as well as the Bernice Summerfield ranges. When he isn’t writing for them he is producing short stories on, you guessed it, Doctor Who.

This incredibly talented and busy man sat down with ourJames recently to talk all things Doctor Who.

I am sure you will find this a fascinating interview.