Went to a talk at BBC TV centre about What BBC1 Wants From Comedy Writers. About 80 people crammed in a tiny room for two and a half hours. Basically, and here I am paraphrasing, BBC1 doesn't know what it wants but will know it when it sees it. Usually on BBC2, or BBC3.
At least 95% of the people present were white, middle class, middle aged men, and boy were we told off for it. Not coming from London made me quite an exotic minority.