You’ve probably already endured me raving about Craft Lit (‘The podcast for crafters who like books’) – Heather’s just starting The Woman In White if you want to join in – but there’s another Eng Lit Light podcast which you (and GCSE/A Level students you know) might enjoy: Chopbard. Their tag is “the cure for boring Shakespeare” which is a fair summary.
Aaron has already covered Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet and we’re currently whizzing through The Tempest (which is really good timing ‘cos my current commission is on & it’s been very helpful).
The audio quality is excellent so they are cooking/driving/sewing machine- friendly. Both are available through iTunes as well as RSS feeds. Craftlit also has a iPhone app.