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Welcome to my website. The last stop before the end of the web.


The kickstarter campaign for my Periodic Table of Musical Instruments, in support of Mind UK was a success. A big Thank you to all the backers. x

I’m delighted to announce that my soundtrack for this ITV series has been released by Movie Score Media.


Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

“lovingly crafted and perfectly realised little jewel; I only wish it were longer
album review by Michael Beek

“Instead of making me try to associate it with the TV show, Miguel d’Oliveira’s creation stirs my imagination and lets it fly freely.
This is what good film music is all about.”

“It is playful from start to finish and the orchestration is light and really fun to listen to.
This music takes me on a journey to places I have never been. It feels magical and beautiful.”

“From bold, bright and dynamic to more nuanced lyrical, melancholic and even slightly sarcastic themes. All written with a lot of class.”
Mundo BSO

“Trans-Siberian Adventure is a charming, uniformly lovely score whose only drawback is that there isn’t more of it.”    ****

“The composer put together a quirky ensemble and stuck with it. It’s incredibly pleasant on the ear.
It has some beautiful and magical moments.”

“Delightfully wonderful.
This is a great effort from Miguel d’Oliveira who showcases some rather impressive writing”
Film Music Media

Coming up on ITV, a fantastic 3 part series starting this Sunday, 12th July, @9pm
Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure

Joanna Lumley Trans Siberian Adventure ITV series

Presently on TV, THE MET, a fantastic series for which I wrote the music – Mondays, BBC One @9pm

met BBC




Here is lovely ad for a fantastic initiative – scored with my music.


Project timeline

Apr 2015

Series I have recently scored (or about to finish) coming soon to BBC one, BBC two, ITV, Ch4 and Ch5: The Met, Great Ormond Street series 3, Joanna Lumley Trans-Siberian Adventure, The Ice Rink, Junk Food Kids, The Prosecutors, First Dates series 3 and Britain Biggest Primary School.

Nov 2014

writing 5 tracks for 2 production music albums for Universal and the music for a Ch4 documentary about narcolepsy

Aug 2013

About to start scoring a 4 part series for Channel 4 about West End musicals plus a 1 hour documentary for ITV.

Jun 2013

Starting work on 14 hours of TV – 2 BBC two series, a 1 hour BBC one documentary plus a 7 part for Ch4. Sleep postponed until Winter.

May 2013

  • My soundtrack for ‘Shakespeare & Us’ got nominated for Best Documentary Score at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards.
  • ‘The Murder Workers’ has been selected for the Sheffield Doc Fest
  • The TV series ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital’, for which I wrote the music last year, got nominated for a BAFTA.