Wealthy film buffs are being given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own some of the biggest props from cult movies - including the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Almost a thousand unique and original props from iconic films and series like Star Wars, Monty Python and Braveheart are going under the hammer at the biggest auction of its type this year.

The UK's largest annual film and TV memorabilia auction contains 900 lots, including the prop hand grenade from iconic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is estimated to sell for around £100,000.

Other top draws include include Russell Crowe's armour from Gladiator, and Jack Nicholson's axe from The Shining, both of which are estimated to go for around £50,000.

The Prop Store auction will also see Mace Windu's purple lightsaber and an original 1977 Stormtrooper helmet go under the hammer, to the delight of wealthy Star Wars collectors.

The £6 million auction will take place over two days at the British Film Institute's IMAX in London, from 30 September.

Bids can be placed online from anywhere in the world, by phone or in person. Last year’s auction saw Harrison Ford's iconic Indiana Jones fedora sell for a whopping £393,000.

Prop Store CEO Stephen Lane said: "After breaking more records with last year’s sale, Prop Store are thrilled to announce our sixth live auction in London and pleased to be partnering with ODEON again.

"This year sees us bring 900 lots to the auction, now held over two days, allowing us to present even more of these incredible artefacts to a global audience of film fans and collectors to London’s BFI IMAX, who can visit the free exhibition and place bids in our auction to secure original pieces of film and TV history.”

Other top lots include Braveheart's claymore, and Michael Keaton's Batman suit - as well as a radio-controlled ghost trap and pedal from Ghostbusters.