STILL no football, so here's what else is on offer on the telly today.

Humans (Channel 4, 9pm)

Anyone who saw him on Strictly Come Dancing will know that former athlete Colin Jackson is a lovely mover, but it may come as a surprise to learn that his running style also served as one of the inspirations for the robots, known as synths, on the acclaimed sci-fi drama Humans.

Ivanno Jeremiah, who has played Max since the first series, explains: "If we go back to 2014, four years ago, if you imagine a rehearsal space in East London, Sope Dirisu who plays Fred, my brother in the show, and Dan O'Neil our movement coordinator, tried to work out how a synth would run.

"There are videos of Colin Jackson and based on those, we were trying to work out a run that's not only efficient but simplistic and based on good posture and economy."

However, it seems Colin makes it look easier than it is. Ivanno says: "The 'going' was fine but the stopping was terrible and we were hobbling around for weeks afterwards, having come up with a way for synths to run but very, very sore afterwards!"

And even as the third season draws to a close tonight, it seems that being a synth can still be a challenge. Ivanno explains: "I'm quite a fidgety person anyway. I have all sorts of idiosyncrasies and a tendency to swagger around the place with an almost lackadaisical air. It's maintaining the good posture, the uprightness, no itching, fidgeting.

"It's pretty hard being called cut on because there's a tear in your eye or you blinked too much in a scene."

Yet despite the difficulties, Ivanno thinks this third season has been his best yet.

He says: "It's been a joy to play Max this time round. The circumstances are relentless. Just when you think things are safe and things are OK with Max it just gets worse. It's a spiral, it's a roller-coaster ride of a season for actor and character. It was amazing to play. Not everyone may be what they seem. Sometimes the enemy is within."

Things are about to get even more dramatic in this finale as synths and humans alike get caught up in the race against time to stop Basswood. Laura (Katherine Parkinson) realise that she must put her reputation and life on the line if she is to save the sentient androids, but is she also willing to sacrifice her family?

Meanwhile, Niska (Emily Berrington) faces a new beginning as the source of the mystery is revealed, and Mia (Gemma Chan), Leo (Colin Morgan) and Max stand together in a final battle, but will they make it out alive?

It's going to be tense, but despite it all, Ivanno admits that if household synths were available, he'd still probably get one - and he doesn't think a robot uprising would be the main drawback.

The actor says: "I can imagine the complacency, the sheer laziness that would be unleashed from myself if one, I didn't have to scrub the dishes, and two, really have to do anything for myself."

Nando's: A PERi PERi Big Success (C5, 9pm)

It was founded by Fernando Duarte and Robert Brozin in the Johannesburg suburb Rosettenville in 1987 when they visited a restaurant called Chickenland, and now Nando's has over 1,000 restaurants across the globe, with 400 in the UK alone. So what is the secret of its success? This documentary tells the story of the food chain from the company's humble beginnings - it almost sank without trace after opening its first UK takeaway in 1992 in Ealing - to the multi-million-pound brand it is today. The programme also looks at what ingredients go into its famous Mozambican-style peri-peri sauce and how social media exposure and celebrity endorsements (Prince William is apparently a fan) have added to its success.

Who Killed Sharon Birchwood: Police Tapes (ITV, 9pm)

In December 2007, Sharon Birchwood, a woman with no enemies or criminal connections, was murdered at her bungalow in Surrey. Her body was found by her ex-husband Graham Birchwood, who quickly became prime suspect. But when DNA an CCTV proved he couldn't have committed the crime, police were back at square one. Here, Susanna Reid gains privileged access to police recordings made during the investigation, revealing every twist and turn of the case and how the detectives eventually solved the mystery in a most unexpected way.

Celebrities on the NHS Frontline (BBC1, 9pm)

Conclusion of the two-part documentary in which four famous faces work alongside the staff of King's College Hospital, London. Ann Widdecombe tackles the bed crisis head-on by becoming a bed manager, while Stacey Dooley is in the cardiac unit - the first of its kind to treat heart attacks while they are happening. Jonnie Peacock discovers how the staff look after their most vulnerable patients on the children's ward, and as Michael Mosley shadows the junior doctors treating injuries and diseases of the neck, he wants to know what gives them the strength, knowing they face 18 years of training to become a consultant.