Episodes

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01The Sisters' Lovers20161212

Two Puritan spinsters have harboured their maid Babette since she fled revolutionary Paris 12 years ago. While the Frenchwoman cuts a mysterious figure in their small Norwegian village and her employers have secrets of their own, together they have created a haven for each other and the needy of the parish. When Babette unexpectedly comes into money, her only wish is to create a special meal in gratitude.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

02A Letter From Paris20161213

Martine and Phillipa are astonished when a woman arrives on their doorstep carrying a letter of introduction from an old friend. Before long the new arrival has quietly transformed their lives.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

03The Turtle20161214

Babette's excitement grows as she makes detailed preparations for her special meal. Meanwhile Martine and Phillipa grow heavy hearted at the thought of Babette's inevitable return to France with her lottery windfall.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

03The Turtle20161214

Babette's excitement grows as she makes detailed preparations for her special meal. Meanwhile Martine and Phillipa grow heavy hearted at the thought of Babette's inevitable return to France with her lottery windfall.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

04General Loewenhielm's Speech20161215

The members of Martine and Phillipa's church are joined by the sophisticated figure of General Loewenhielm as they meet for Babette's special meal, created to honour the Dean's memory.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

04General Loewenhielm's Speech20161215

The members of Martine and Phillipa's church are joined by the sophisticated figure of General Loewenhielm as they meet for Babette's special meal, created to honour the Dean's memory.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

05The Great Artist20161216

As the exquisite food and wine are consumed, old fractures are healed and broken friendships mended. But the true cost of the feast will become clear when Babette reveals the truth about her past.

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads Karen Blixen's classic story.

Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.