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.
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.
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, Karl Collins, Sapphire Joy, Solomon Israel, Burt Cesear, Jasmine Hyde, Gary Beadle, Ricky Fearon and Sharon Duncan-Brewster.
Series 4 runs from 26 - 28th June 2023
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.