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Rex Obano is a screenwriter/playwright. He was born in London and spent a year in the United States on placement where he read Playwriting at City College of New York.    


An African In Greenland

Tété-Michel Kpomassie, a teenager in 1950s Togo, is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. After a heart-stopping encounter with a snake in a coconut tree, Tété-Michel happens upon a book in his local library. It shows him a land of ice and snow, 4000 miles from home. Immediately spellbound, he runs away from home and starts his intrepid journey to Greenland.

This is the story of Tété-Michel’s voyage of discovery, and his relationship to a country, and a people, that helped him find a new understanding of home.

Danny Sapani and Tunji Kazim star in this adaptation which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on 27th August 2023.

Faith, Hope and Glory

BBC Radio 4 has commissioned Faith Hope and Glory an ambitious new series telling brilliant intimate domestic stories that together illuminate the emergence of modern Britain.


The series writers are Roy Williams, Winsome Pinnock, Carol Russel and the episodes featuring the characters Clement and Gloria and now Hopeton and Joy are written by Rex Obano.

The cast includes Pippa Bennett Warner, Shiloh Coke, Danielle Vitalis, Stefan Adegbola, Emma Handy, Martins Imhangbe, Chris Jack, Claire Perkins, Don Gilet, Richie Campbell, Michael Ajoa, Jaye Griffiths, Karl Collins, Sapphire Joy, Solomon Israel, Cherelle Skeet, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Burt Cesear, Jasmine Hyde, Gary Beadle, Ricky Fearon and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

Series 1 - 4 on BBC Sounds

Series 5 runs from 9 -11th July 2024

Shakespeare and Hathaway - Private Investigators - And Rarest Parts

The new series of this popular series will be broadcast on BBC1 weekdays from 14th February 2022 at 1.45pm.


The series writers include Rex Obano. My episode And Rarest Parts will be broadcast on 23rd February 2022 at 2.15pm.

The cast includes regulars Mark Benton, Jo Joyner and Patrick Walshe McBride and guest stars David Nellist, Katherine Bennet-Fox, Barry Aird, Frankie Fox and Jonny Weldon.  

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Rex Obano has been invited to be a member of BAFTA through it's Connect initiative

BBC Front Row

Also catch Rex Obano and Winsome Pinnock  BBC Front Row talking about Faith, Hope and Glory.

Radio plays to download

The BBC are making available my radio plays to download.  City College, The Moors of England, As Innocent As You Can Get, Burned to Nothing and Lover's Rock are among the plays.  The casts include Ray Fearon, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Lucian Msamati, John Heffernan, Cyril I Nri, David Ajala, Lorraine Burroughs, Paapa Essiedu, Freddie Fox and Pippa Nixon. 

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