August 22, 2012

This article appeared in the Daily Record on  April 27, 2006

Time Lord hears their prayers. 

DOCTOR Who star David Tennant has helped out his father's former church by donating his copy of a script from the hit TV series.

The Bathgate-born actor has given a script of the first episode from the new series to St Andrew's and St George's Church in George Street, Edinburgh, to sell at their annual Christian Aid book sale.

David's father, the Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, is a former Kirk moderator who served as minister at the church for six months in 2003.

Tennant and his co-star Billie Piper have signed the script.

The series kicked off with an episode where the Time Lord and Rose stumbled upon a plague farm in the far future run by evil cat people. It was watched by around 8.3million people.

Sale organisers are consulting Dr Who memorabilia experts before setting a price on the script.

Mr McDonald, who is retired and living in Glasgow, said his 35-year-old son offered the script after he mentioned the sale in passing during a recent phone conversation.

He said: "David is particularly interested in the work of the special sale at St Andrew's and St George's.

"He's very genuinely concerned and hopes the script makes a lot of money for Christian Aid."

More than 50 Scots authors, including the late Muriel Spark, have sent copies of their work for the charity book sale.