World War II
“Masterpiece: Home Fires” (PBS, premieres Oct. 4) Charming drama about rural British women gearing up in 1938 to do their part in the looming war. Bonus detail: Keep Calm and Wear a Snood.
“Manhattan” (WGN America, returns Oct. 13) Drama set in Los Alamos, N.M., as American scientists and engineers secretly build and test the atomic bomb. Season 2 picks up on July 16, 1945 — three weeks before the United States drops a nuke on Hiroshima.