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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.    


Sonic Stories - an audio tour at Somerset House

Explore the hidden places and dynamic history of Somerset House with Sonic Histories, an audio experience using specially commissioned sound stories evoking the architecture, people and events that have shaped the building in its various guises. 

Rex Obano has contributed three of the twelve unique stories that explore a rich tapestry of subjects, from a controversial seventeenth century chapel to the role of Somerset House in WWII.  You can take the tour at Somerset House or Sonic Histories is available through the Somerset House digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. 

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.  

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 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, Jasmine Hyde, Gary Beadle, Ricky Fearon and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.

Series 1 runs from 8th - 17th February 2021

Series 2 runs from 6th - 15th December 2021

Series 3 runs from 28th February - 1st March 2022

Series 4 runs from 5th September - 7th September 2022

Series 5 runs from 20th February - 23rd February 2023

Series 6 in development

Series 7 in development

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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.
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