The Antiques Roadshow returns to Barrington Court in Somerset, where surprising finds include a revolver believed to have been owned by Wild West showman Buffalo Bill, a rock crystal brooch with magical properties and a mouthwatering collection of old moulds for making chocolate.
Fiona Bruce marvels at the miles of rare-wood panelling that adorn Barrington Court, collected by former owner and sugar baron Colonel Lyle, before the team get to grips with Victorian brooches filled with locks of hair and a 17th-century painting with a surprising line in humour.
The Roadshow's resident armourer, Robert Tilney, cannot resist a 20-shot revolver that is said to have belonged to Buffalo Bill, while a pair of signal flags provide a moving insight into the Normandy landings of the Second World War.
A pair of ceramic figures in Russian dress reveal the surprising story of an intrepid Englishman who set up a porcelain factory in Moscow in the 18th century, while jewellery specialist Geoffrey Munn is entranced by an intricately engraved rock crystal with magical properties and a fine portrait of a woman wearing it.
Finally, a collection of rare confectionery moulds linked to German manufacturer Anton Reich will put a smile on the face of chocoholics everywhere.
Aired: 24 May 2015