This week's UK TV & radio

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Listings for Sky Atlantic on Tuesday, August 21 2018

06:00The British Superpower Stars Lily Cole and Dougray Scott explore the pioneering age of invention and exploration that made Britain the biggest power in the world. (5/7) 
07:00Urban Secrets In Newcastle, Alan discovers the hidden gems of this great north eastern city, meeting Toon Army legend Peter Beardsley and comedian Sarah Millican along the way. (6/8) 
08:00Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets French Riviera Richard E Grant takes a sneaky peek inside the finest hotels on the Cote d'Azur, which have welcomed lovestruck film stars and honeymooning royals. (8 of 8) 
09:00The West Wing The Midterms With things beginning to look up, Sam cautions the team not to rest on their laurels as all eyes turn to the mid-terms. Strong language/flashing images. (S2, ep 3) 
10:00The West Wing In This White House When Sam is shown up on national TV by a young Republican lawyer, Bartlet insists on hiring her. Strong language/sex/flashing images. (S2, ep 4) 
11:00House Damned If You Do House's treatment has near-deadly consequences for a nun with symptoms resembling stigmata. Plus, he has an unusual remedy for a man with an inflamed bowel. (S1, ep 5) 
12:00House The Socratic Method House usually prefers to treat his patients from afar, but when a 38-year-old mentally ill woman is admitted with a pulmonary embolism, he can't keep away. (S1, ep 6) 
13:00Without A Trace Underground Railroad Jack and his team search for a missing pregnant woman who has a medical condition that could lead to her death if she's not found within 24 hours. (S1, ep 12) 
14:00Blue Bloods Help Me Help You Whoopi Goldberg guest stars as an outspoken City Council Speaker who goes head-to-head with Frank over the NYPD's "broken windows" policy. (S6, ep 16) 
15:00The West Wing And It's Surely to Their Credit Leo attempts to protect Ainsley, while Sam tries to persuade Josh to sue the hate group behind the shooting. Strong language/sex. (S2, ep 5) 
16:00The West Wing The Lame Duck Congress The team try to encourage Bartlet to call a special session of Congress, while Sam and Ainsley teach each other a thing or two. Contains strong language. (S2, ep 6) 
17:00House Fidelity A woman in her thirties sleeps 18 hours a day, and when she's awake she's irritable. It isn't depression, but it will be fatal if House doesn't figure out the problem. (S1, ep 7) 
18:00House Poison When a high-school student is taken ill during an exam, House and his team must figure out what may have poisoned him while battling the young man's untrusting mother. (S1, ep 8) 
19:00CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Poppin' Tags: The CSI team get involved in the underground world of urban culture when three teenagers are murdered during the promotion of a rap album. (S6, ep 20) 
20:00Blue Bloods Friends in Need Danny and Jamie argue about how to deal with a reckless NYPD rookie who is also the son of a friend of Danny's. (S6, ep 17) 
21:00New: The Affair New & Exclusive. Ben finally confesses the truth to Alison. But is it too late for their relationship? (S4, ep 9) 
22:10New: The Affair New & Exclusive. Season finale. Noah and Anton visit Yale, where Noah encounters an old friend. A difficult day forces Cole and Luisa to re-examine their relationship. (S4, ep 10) 
23:35New: I'm Dying Up Here New & Exclusive. Heroes and Villains: Edgar and Arnie expand their enterprise. Adam runs his material by Ralph, who takes it to a producer friend. Very strong language. (S2, ep 5) 
00:45New: Our Cartoon President New & Exclusive. Militarisation: Trump militarises the government and launches a military parade with National Security Advisor John Bolton's help. (S1, ep 16) 
01:20Last Week Tonight With... ...John Oliver. New & Exclusive. The Emmy Award-winning John Oliver returns to deliver as much of the week's breaking news as he can emotionally handle. Strong language. (S5, ep 21) 
01:55The Affair New & Exclusive. Ben finally confesses the truth to Alison. But is it too late for their relationship? (S4, ep 9) 
03:00The Affair New & Exclusive. Season finale. Noah and Anton visit Yale, where Noah encounters an old friend. A difficult day forces Cole and Luisa to re-examine their relationship. (S4, ep 10) 
04:20The West Wing And It's Surely to Their Credit Leo attempts to protect Ainsley, while Sam tries to persuade Josh to sue the hate group behind the shooting. Strong language/sex. (S2, ep 5) 
05:10The West Wing The Lame Duck Congress The team try to encourage Bartlet to call a special session of Congress, while Sam and Ainsley teach each other a thing or two. Contains strong language. (S2, ep 6) 
06:00The British Tale of Two Cities The factual series explores the heaven and hell of Victorian London. Using CGI and drama, the vice, crime and poverty of the city is laid bare. (6/7)