Viewers and listeners in Wales want UK audiences across the BBC to see "much more of modern Wales" in network programmes, says a new report.
The Audience Council for Wales took over in January
The BBC Audience Council for Wales also expressed "frustration" about how the Welsh assembly is sometimes reported by BBC network news programmes.
In its first annual review, the council praised the successes of programmes such as Doctor Who and Torchwood.
The council replaced the Broadcasting Council for Wales on 1 January.
The 11-member body was set up to represent the views of people in Wales to the BBC Trust, the corporation's governing body.
The review said it:
The council also gave its view of BBC Wales' performance, including the "significant successes" of BBC Wales-produced programmes such as Doctor Who and Torchwood.
Janet Lewis-Jones, national trustee for Wales and chair of the audience council, said she was grateful for the "immense amount the new council has so far done in 2007".
She said: "I now look forward to seeing the continuing successes resulting from the council's determination to ensure that the interests of audiences in Wales lie at the heart of all that the BBC does."