Niagara Falls and chummy locals feature on Griff's Canadian Adventure, there are tuneful tributes a-plenty on Cynthia Erivo: Legendary Voices at the Proms, Nina Simone, Barbra Streisand, and some tasty movies . . .

Pick of the Day

Griff's Canadian Adventure, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Last week's opening episode was a lot of fun, as Griff Rhys Jones continues his gig as Michael Palin’s globetrotting successor.

It seems to be a thing now that ageing British comedians don’t retire – they travel the world and make TV shows out of their adventures.

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This week, Griff explores the province of Ontario, right on Canada’s border with the USA.

From Niagara Falls and film sets in Toronto to forested national parks and unique encounters, he uncovers how Canadians differ from their southern neighbours and ponders what it is that makes them so, well, nice.

Don’t Miss

Cynthia Erivo: Legendary Voices at the Proms, 8.00pm, BBC Two

Here’s a concert recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London in which the multi award-winning star of stage and screen Cynthia Erivo (below) is backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra.

She pays tribute to the female vocalists who inspired her, including Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holiday and Gladys Knight.

Andi Oliver presents, and is joined by guests Clarke Peters and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

New or Returning Shows

The Lakes with Simon Reeve, 8.35pm, BBC Two

Well worth a look if you missed it on BBC. Simon Reeves spins a good yarn.

The adventurer explores the beautiful and unique landscapes of the Lake District, beginning by meeting Cumbrians with different visions for the future of England's biggest national park.

He talks to members of a campaign group trying to protect the remaining red squirrels, a traditional farmer who feels that his ancient way of life is on the point of extinction, and an 18-year-old student who runs a 1,500-acre farm.

Nina Simone: Live at Montreux 1976, 9.50pm, BBC Two

Here’s a gig that’s gone down in music history as one of the finest performances ever seen.

The singer-songwriter Nina Simone (above) performs in concert at the Swiss jazz festival, featuring songs including Little Girl Blue, Backlash Blues, Stars and I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free.

Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942-1984, 11.05pm, BBC Two

Actress and singer Barbra Streisand grew up in working-class Brooklyn, dreaming of escape from her tough childhood.

A stellar student, she resisted the pressure to go to college as her sights were firmly set on Broadway. She was determined to become an actress and landed her first role aged 16, but it was two years later, when she started to sing, that her career took off.

This documentary charts her rise to stardom and the remarkable achievements of her early career.

New to Stream

Murder at Yellowstone City, Sky Cinema & NOW

Gabriel Byrne, Thomas Jane, Isaiah Mustafa, Anna Camp, Aimee Garcia, Emma Kenney star in this Western.

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The once peaceful and booming Yellowstone City has fallen on hard times, but when a local prospector strikes gold, things seem to be turning around.

Any hope is soon shattered when the prospector is found dead and the Sheriff quickly arrests a mysterious newcomer.

But nothing is so simple in this sleepy western town, and more than a few of the locals have secrets to keep and reasons to kill.

As the brutal murders continue, pitting neighbour against neighbour, Yellowstone City goes down a bloody path to a final showdown that not all will survive.

Saturday Cinema

Creed II, 9.15pm, RTÉ One

Crowd-pleasing Rocky sequel, starring Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.

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Under the guidance of boxing legend Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor, the son of Ivan Drago, whom his mentor fought in the 1980s.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, 9.45pm, RTÉ2

Yep, it’s another sequel, this time strictly for laughs and starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.

Arrogant newsreader Ron Burgundy's career is rescued from a drunken slump by an executive for a new 24-hour news channel.

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Reassembling his team of sidekicks, he swiftly rises from the network's graveyard to become its biggest star with a run of ludicrously sensationalist broadcasts.

I'm Not There, 10.40pm, TG4

Here’s something a bit leftfield from director Todd Haynes – an unconventional biopic exploring the life and work of Bob Dylan.

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The film tells the stories of six characters who each reflect a different aspect of the folk singer, examining his political views, religion and attitude to fame.

Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere, Ben Whishaw and Marcus Carl Franklin.

Family Flick

The Secret Life of Pets 2, 6.35pm, RTÉ One

Today’s certainly the day for sequels, and here’s an animated one featuring the voices of Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart and Harrison Ford.

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Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside.

Luckily for the lovable dog, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the pooch of his neuroses.

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