It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards (Paramount Network)
When finding out that his grandfather is the serial killer Ed Edwards, Wayne Wolfe stumbles across the website run by former detective John Cameron who believes his grandfather is responsible for more unsolved cases.
After meeting up with John, Wayne is shown Camerons research that links his grandfather to the killings of The Black Dahlia, Laci Peterson, JonBenet Ramsey, Teresa Halbach, The Atlanta Child Murders and also states that he was the The Zodiac Killer.
While Wayne is skeptical about what he is told, he heads out with John to visit the places around the states where John believes Edwards was involved in the murders. While there they talk to the families of the victims, and meet up with some of Waynes extended family that he didn’t know existed.
During the programme as John is trying to find evidence that finally links Edwards to the cases he believes he is responsible for, Wayne is trying to piece together his grandfathers life. Where he ponders on the thought that the behaviour may be hereditary, and trying to find out what his and his own fathers lives would have been like if Edwards had stayed with his grandmother.
As crime documentaries go the theories used in this one are tenuous at best, though begins to show how Cameron destroyed his own career working on them. And though the basis of the programme is ridiculous, it is an alright bit of viewing but probably not in the way the people who made it intended it to be.