Personally speaking, and I was only a teenager at the time, I found these commercials appalling. Looking back, I see them as a typical example of Soho adwankers taking a much-loved regional product and turning it into something to brayingly laugh about over cocktails in a poncy central London bar. Parodies of contemporary ads may have made their fellow "creatives" applaud at the next workshop, but for those who can't grasp the intent, it's alienating and patronising. I, and many other Northwesterners, would have gladly responded to such "affectionate ribbing" by demolishing the brewery at Strangeways ourselves.
It took another 14 years, but the charming fellows at AB-Inbev did it for us. Boddies time in the sun was short, and the brand slowly tanked after it fell out the fashion these ads expensively promoted. The can and keg stuff is still made at an enormous beer factory (I hesitate to call it a "brewery", myself) near the M6, but cask Boddingtons is long gone.
I have not seen it on either a font or handpump for nigh on a decade. Surely somebody knows where the Boddies is buried?